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State Senator Sodders files for re-election

March 13, 2016
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

DES MOINES- Senator Steve Sodders filed paperwork on March 8 to run for re-election to the State Senate in this November's election. Sodders represents Iowa's 36th Senate District, encompassing Marshall & Tama counties, La Porte City, and southern parts of Black Hawk County. He serves as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, as well as chair of the Judiciary Committee and Vice-Chair of the Economic Growth Committee.

"I want to ask my constituents for their support this year. Remember what is at stake in this election: Governor Branstad's and House Republicans' privatization of Medicaid. His lack of funding for schools. His unilateral closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home and the future of that facility. The Governor's vision for Iowa is backwards, and we need to keep the Senate Democratic if we are going to keep our state moving in the right direction."

Senator Sodders' background is in law enforcement, having worked in the field for 26 years, including time spent serving as a detective on the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. He is currently a Deputy Sherriff in Marshall County, serves as a D.A.R.E. Instructor, and has volunteered his time as a firefighter in State Center.

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State Senator Steve Sodders, left (D-State Center) is shown receiving congratulations after Sodders filed necessary paperwork to seek relection on Tuesday, March 8. Sodders represents Tama, Marshal and a portion of Black Hawk counties in the Iowa Legislature. -Photo provided

Sodders lives in State Center with his wife of 23 years, Carrie. They have two children together: Adam and Maggie. The Senator is an advocate for accessible and affordable public higher education so that we can build a more educated workforce and bring jobs to the state.

"Sometimes we agree, and sometimes we don't. But my constituents should know that I am always there to listen and work for all the folks in this district and across the state. If you need help, please contact me at 641-751-4140 or I look forward to getting out in the district I represent and talking to you all over the next few months."



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