Retiring Reps. Rich Arnold (R-Russell) and Jim Van Engelenhoven (R-Pella) joined retiring Sen. Paul McKinley (R-Chariton) as they announced their support for Greg Heartsill who is running for the Iowa House in District 28. This new house district includes portions of Jasper, Marion and Lucas Counties including Knoxville, Monroe and Pleasantville. Heartsill is seeking his first term.
“Greg Heartsill represents our values and will bring a conservative approach to governing,” stated Rep. Van Engelenhoven.
Heartsill is a small business owner and is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Rifle Association and the Iowa Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Angie, have nine children and have resided in Marion County for 18 of their 19 years of marriage.
“I’m proud to be supporting Greg Heartsill for the Iowa House. As a small business owner, Greg knows what it takes to get our economy moving forward and will work to make it easier to be an employer in Iowa,” said Sen. McKinley.
Arnold has represented the area since 1994 but earlier this year announced his retirement from the House. All three legislators agree that Heartsill will go to Des Moines to fight for the taxpayer.
“I know Greg will put Iowa taxpayers first. He is a dedicated listener who will work tirelessly to maintain and preserve our small town way of life,” said Rep. Arnold. “I hope you will join me in voting for Greg on Nov. 6.”