Today, Jason Delzell announced he will seek the Republican nomination for House District 88, being vacated by Rep. Tom Sands.

House District 88 covers all of Louisa County as well as portions of Des Moines and Muscatine Counties. The communities of Wapello, Columbus Junction, and Mediapolis make up the main population centers of the district. The district is currently represented by Rep. Tom Sands (R-Wapello), who announced he would not seek re-election this fall.

“I’m running to represent the great people of House District 88 because we need a leader who is going to look out for our future generations,” said Delzell. “I have four children and they’re the reason I’m running for the Iowa House. I want to do everything I can to ensure we leave them, and all Iowans, with a better state than they began with. It would be an honor to represent the people of District 88 and take my message of common sense solutions and fiscal responsibility to Des Moines.

Rep. Sands has been a true public servant to the people of House District 88 and I thank him for his service.”

Jason is a lifelong resident of Wapello, Iowa, graduating from Wapello High School in 2000. He went on to Muscatine Community College where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. Jason has served as Production Manager for SERVPRO of Burlington since 2010.

If elected, Jason will focus his time and efforts on issues that are important to the people of District 88. As a fiscal conservative, Jason will protect taxpayers by looking at the state budget the same way Iowa families and businesses do.

He will also work to retain Iowa’s young people, reform Iowa’s income tax, and protect Second Amendment rights.

“I am determined to stop Iowa’s #1 export, our young people. We are raising our children right, educating them well and then losing them after graduation to other states that offer better jobs and brighter futures.”

Jason has been very active in his community over the years. He currently serves as a member of the Wapello Parks Board and previously served as a Committeeman for the Chief Wapello Days Committee. He served as a volunteer firefighter for the Wapello Fire Department from 2000-2015 and as a member of the Louisa Development Group Board of Directors from 2006-2015.

Jason has been married to Kristyn since 2009 and together the couple has four children: Zoey (age 7), Hayden (age 6), Briztol (age 2), and Virginia (age 1).