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Sodders to seek reelection to the Iowa State Senate

February 20, 2016
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center has announced he is running for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2016.

Sodders is running in Senate District 36, which includes all of Tama and Marshall counties, and part of Black Hawk County.

"I am running for re-election to the Senate so that I can continue to help create more opportunities for the people in Central Iowa," Sodders said. "I will continue to work hard for the creation of good jobs in our local communities, to improve public safety, and to create more opportunities for family farmers.

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State Senator Steve Sodders
D-State Center

Sodders pointed to several recent accomplishments by the Legislature, including:

Identifying disparities in the judicial system for juveniles and adults.

Providing incentives to boost production of renewable energy, which results in creating jobs in Iowa that won't be exported to another state or country.

Holding down tuition costs at our community colleges so workers can get the training they need for 21st century jobs.

Approving the largest tax-cut in the state's history by reducing taxes on all businesses - and helping small businesses the most - without shifting the burden to residential property owners.

Sodders is the Senate President Pro Tempore, Chair of the Judiciary committee, Vice Chair of the Economic Growth committee; and serves on the Agriculture, Commerce, Veterans Affairs, Labor and Business Relations, and Rules and Administration committees.

Sodders and his wife, Carrie, have been married for 23 years. They have two children, Maggie and Adam.

Maggie is finishing her senior year of high school at West Marshall High School, while Adam is studying at Iowa State University.

Steve is a Deputy Sheriff in Marshall County and has been working in law enforcement for the last 26 years. Steve is a D.A.R.E instructor and has served as a detective on the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force to curb drug use and abuse in central Iowa. He has also worked as a volunteer fire fighter in State Center and served as a field Training Officer to help new recruits

Sodders said his campaign will continue to focus on talking personally with as many voters as possible.

"It is important to keep an open dialogue and remain focused on the issues most relevant to everyone in our district. Whether it be at the doors, by phone, email, or Facebook, I want to continue to be a resource for my constituents in Des Moines. That's why I encourage anyone to call me anytime at my home, (641) 751-4140, or email me at"



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