Ken Rizer

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Ken Rizer
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Iowa House of Representatives, District 68
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Rizer is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Rizer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Military & Non-Profit Leader

  • Excerpt: "I will stand by my principles, but will be willing to find common ground when possible to get results that best serve the interests of all. I will not shy away from voicing my opinion, but will do my level best to treat respectfully those with whom I disagree."

Champion for Individual Freedom

  • Excerpt: "I believe in the right to life, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, and Iowa’s right under the 10th Amendment to resist our ever intrusive federal government."

Economic Freedom

  • Excerpt: "I believe in economic freedom. In order to unleash the full potential of every individual, family, or farm/small business, I support low taxes on income, property, and corporate earnings to reward hard work, stimulate the economy, lower unemployment, and increase living standards."

Government is a Steward

  • Excerpt: "I believe government should do only those things that the people can’t do better themselves. As good stewards of the people’s money, government should live within its means."

Education Gateway to the American Dream

  • Excerpt: "I believe that education and training are the gateways to the American dream and the key to Iowa’s future. We must take steps to ensure that our children and citizens are the most educated, literate, and well-trained in the nation."

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Daniel Lundby was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ken Rizer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lundby faced Rizer in the general election.[2][3][4] Challenger Rizer defeated incumbent Lundby in the general election.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives District 68, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Rizer 53.1% 6,989
     Democratic Daniel Lundby Incumbent 46.9% 6,171
Total Votes 13,160

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Lundby (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 68
2015–present
Succeeded by
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