State Representative Dave Maxwell (R-Gibson) recently announced that he will seek re-election to the Iowa House in District 76 in 2020. The district is comprised of Poweshiek County and portions of Iowa County.
“It is such an honor to represent the people of Iowa and Poweshiek counties in the Iowa House. It is humbling to serve as the people’s voice in Des Moines and make sure their priorities are being addressed,” said Rep. Maxwell. “I look forward to listening to the people and taking their ideas back to the Statehouse.”
First elected in 2012, Maxwell is serving his fourth term in the Iowa House. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, a position he has held since 2017, and sits on the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Ways and Means committees. In past years, he served as Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee (2015-17) and Vice Chairman of the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Budget Subcommittee (2013-15).
“I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish for Iowans over the last several years but I know that there is more work to be done,” Maxwell added. “We must continue to invest in K-12 education, look for ways to make health care more affordable for families, and ensure that Iowans are able to access job training programs that help them advance in their careers.”
Maxwell grew up in the Deep River area, graduated from Montezuma High School in 1961, worked for three years to earn money for college, and then attended the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University. College was curtailed because of the Vietnam War, when he spent three years in the U.S. Army, one of them in Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam.
When not serving in Des Moines, Maxwell runs a small business, Maxwell Tiling, Inc.
Maxwell has been an active member of LICA (Land Improvement Contractors of America) and has served as District Chairman, State Vice-President and State President. He is also a member of AGC of Iowa (Associated General Contractors). He has been active in the United Church of Deep River for many years, formerly served as lay leader and a Methodist “certified lay speaker.” He is a member of Legion Post 296 of Deep River and has served as Commander for the past 15 years.
Maxwell and his wife, Kris, have four children, 10 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.