Feenstra announces bid for Senate seat

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Randy Feenstra

The same day Dave Mulder announced he would not run again for the District 2 Senate seat, Sioux County Treasurer Randy Feenstra announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for that spot.

Republican Senator Mulder currently holds the seat but is retiring after serving one term.

"It is an honor to hear from friends, family and supporters encouraging my candidacy for State Senate," he stated in a press release sent Monday evening. "I want to make Iowa a place that a young person can receive a top-notch education and then get a job that keeps them here in Iowa to begin to raise their family."

Doing so, he said, means taking a conservative perspective to the Capitol and proposing income tax cuts, fixing a "growing property tax problem," curbing government spending so that we live within our means, and standing up for legislation that rewards and helps students.

The Senate is controlled by the Democrats who have thirty members, and the Republicans are in the minority with twenty members.

"Republicans in the legislature need to get back to their core principles of less taxes, less spending and promoting a social agenda friendly to families," Feenstra said. "I will definitely be someone who takes the initiative to stand up for marriage, cutting taxes, and doing everything possible to resist the attempts by Democrats and the Unions to gut Iowa's Right to Work laws."

Feenstra is serving his first term as the Sioux County Treasurer and resides in Hull. Feenstra received his BS degree from Dordt College and a master's degree in Public Administration from Iowa State University. He was the sales manager for the Foreign Candy Company for seven years and then served as the City Administrator for Hull for seven year's until the fall of 2006 when he was elected as county treasurer.

He currently serves as the chairman of the Sioux County Foundation, and is on other boards including, Sioux Center executive hospital board and the Lewis & Clark regional Water executive board. He also spent 14 years as an EMT for the City of Hull.

Randy is married to Lynette Feenstra and the couple has four children. Randy Feenstra is a lifelong resident of Iowa and currently resides in Hull.

Senate District 2 is comprised of Plymouth, Sioux, and Lyon Counties.

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