Dawn Driscoll is an Iowan by choice and proud sixth generation farmer. She is the president of the Iowa County Farm Bureau and is active in the Driscoll family farm raising Angus cattle and corn and soybeans in Williamsburg with her husband, Joe, of 19-years, and their three children.
Driscoll is one of three Republican candidates seeking the District 38 Senate Seat currently held by Senator Tim Kapucian, who is retiring this year.
Also running are Garrett Dozark, Williamsburg, and Bruce Adams, Williamsburg. The three will face off in the June 2 Primary.
Driscoll began thinking about running for Iowa Senate a year and a half ago at the request of Senator Kapucian.
“With my background as President of the Iowa County Farm Bureau, I was interested in the impact that my agriculture background and my strong, conservative voice could have for our communities,” noted Driscoll. “I am committed to improving our counties through promotion of agriculture and rural communities, applying a conservative approach to budgeting and taxes, investing in education and supporting law enforcement.”
Since filling her official nomination papers on Feb. 24, Driscoll has been out and about meeting as many people as possible across District 38, which includes Poweshiek, Iowa and Benton counties. She has been attending county supervisor and city council meetings, visiting with school boards and superintendents, attending area Farm Bureau meetings and county Republican gatherings.
“I have also met with law enforcement officials and toured the jails and mental health facilities,” she said.
In addition, Driscoll is a recruiter for Hummer AgriBusiness, an agricultural recruiter for seed, crop protection and biotechnology.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Western Illinois University.
• Received 640 signatures supporting her candidacy and honored that so many supported her candidacy. The required amount of signatures is only 100.
• Represented Iowa county residents in Des Moines and Washington, D.C. through Farm Bureau.
• Negotiated with political legislators about priority issues.
• Met with community leaders about educational needs in the county.
• Strong advocate of protecting agriculture and rural communities.
• Applies a conservative voice to budget and taxes.
• Supports local law enforcement agencies.
• Supports invest in education.
• Created and currently in charge of the Ag in the Classroom program in Iowa County, which is used in schools and nursing homes.
• Religious education teacher for 10 years
• Preschool board president for seven years
• Served as a 4-H leader for seven years.
• Coach for volleyball and basketball teams for 12 years.
“I have been working hard so that I will be ready to effectively represent every person residing in District 38,” Driscoll said.
If you would like to learn more about Driscoll, or to help with her campaign, please go to her website: Driscoll4Senate.com.