Perry leaders share concerns with Sen. Jake Chapman

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Sen. Jake Chapman, second from left, welcomed a small group of Perry's leaders to the floor of the Iowa Senate Monday for discussions about Perry's place in the Senate's deliberations. Meeting with Chapman were, from left, Perry City Council member Dean Berkland, Perry Mayor Jay Pattee and Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson.

A small delegation of leaders from the city of Perry’s government administration met Tuesday at the Capitol Building in Des Moines with Sen. Jake Chapman, the District 10 legislator who represents Perry in the Iowa general Assembly.

Iowa Senate District 10 includes most of Dallas County, all of Guthrie and Adair counties and parts of Polk and Cass counties.
Iowa Senate District 10 includes most of Dallas County, all of Guthrie and Adair counties and parts of Polk and Cass counties.

Chapman is the ranking member on the Iowa Senate Appropriations Committee. He also sits on the Commerce, Labor and Business Relations, State Government and Ways and Means Committees.

Chapman works as the chief operating officer in a private ambulance company owned by his father, Dallas County Supervisor Kim Chapman. The younger Chapman broke ranks with his Republican colleagues this year when he voted against Gov. Terry E. Branstad’s Medicaid privatization plan.

An Eagle Scout and founder of the Young Republicans of Dallas County, Chapman was born in Des Moines and now lives in rural Adel with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.

Sen. Jake Chapman, in red on right, met voters at a town hall meeting in Adel Feb. 13. Chapman was joined by Rep, Ralph Watts for the one-hour conversation.
Sen. Jake Chapman, in red on right, met voters at a town hall meeting in Adel Feb. 13. Chapman was joined by Rep, Ralph Watts for the one-hour conversation.

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