Feenstra To Run Against Congressman King In 2020

Hull, Iowa — State Senator Randy Feenstra from Hull has announced that he will be running for Congress in 2020 against Steve King.

Feenstra says he’s glad to announce his candidacy.

According to Feenstra, he’s given the decision much thought.

Feenstra is currently the State Senate Assistant Majority Leader and Ways and Means Chairman and will serve in that role again when the Senate is gaveled into session on Monday.

Feenstra was asked if Steve King’s “headline-grabbing comments” over the last few years led him to decide to run against King.

Feenstra says he’s opening a federal campaign committee as the first step. He pointed to “the need to provide President Trump with a strong voice who can help protect and advance a conservative agenda for America.”

He calls what we’ve seen from the new Democratic majority in the House, “appalling.” He says, “They’ve made it clear that they want nothing less than to raise taxes to historic levels, ignore the rule of law, and undo the successes made by President Trump. The President needs effective conservative leaders in Congress who will not only support his agenda but actually get things done.”
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Original story posted Jan 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.:

Hull, Iowa — There has been some speculation in recent days that Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra, a Hull Republican, would challenge Republican 4th District Representative Steve King in the 2020 primary. KIWA has learned that Feenstra will put the speculation and rumors to rest today.

When the 2019 session is gaveled in on Monday, Feenstra will be celebrating his 50th birthday.

Running against King will be different for Feenstra, as he has never faced an opponent from either side while running for the state senate.

Feenstra is currently an instructor at Dordt College in Sioux Center. Previously, he worked at Iowa State Bank Insurance and served as the Sioux County Treasurer for two years, the Hull City Administrator for seven years, and the Sales Manager for the Foreign Candy Company in Hull for seven years.

He and his wife Lynette live in Hull and have four children, Taylor, Erika, Dawson, and Savannah.

Feenstra says he will release a statement shortly with the details of his candidacy.