Brown announces run for reelection to Iowa Senate District 30
To The Press
Sen. Waylon Brown announced on Wednesday his run for reelection to continue representing Iowa Senate District 30, which includes part of Floyd County.
“Since 2017, I am proud to have led on a number of achievements for Iowa,” Brown said in his announcement.
“I have worked on passing monumental property tax reform, the realignment of state government to improve service and effectiveness, and reforms to help Iowa’s workforce challenges,” the Osage Republican said.
“One of the main reasons I ran for office was to eliminate needless red tape and get Iowans in the workforce faster. I am proud to have led on licensing reform and I will continue making common sense updates to those laws,” he said.
“After the past seven years of responsible budgeting, major income tax relief, including the elimination of the inheritance tax and the tax on retirement income, and policies making Iowa more competitive, we are headed in the right direction,” Brown said.
“As Chair of the Commerce Committee, I will continue supporting rural health care and focusing on grid stability and energy independence. I am running for another term in the Iowa Senate so we can continue building on these policies and making Iowa the best place to live and work.”
Brown is the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee. He serves as the majority whip for the Senate Republican Caucus and on the Administrative Rules Review Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Transportation Committee, State Government Committee, and Ways and Means Committee.
Brown is a small businessman, a former member of the Mitchell County Farm Bureau Board, and the St. Ansgar Planning and Zoning Board. A St. Ansgar High School graduate, he owns a construction company and farms in Worth and Mitchell counties.
He and his wife, Julie, have two children.
Brown was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2016, defeating Democratic incumbent Mary Jo Wilhelm, then reelected in 2020. For his first six years in office he represented Senate District 26, which included all of Worth, Mitchell, Howard, Floyd and Chickasaw counties, and parts of Cerro Gordo and Winneshiek counties.
After reapportionment following the 2020 U.S. Census, Brown was forced to run again two years early in 2022 for the new Senate District 30, which includes all of Mitchell, Worth and Cerro Gordo counties, and Rock Grove and Rockford townships in the northwest corner of Floyd County.