Dave Funk is a fantastic candidate to run against Hockensmith. He already has name recognition because of his Congressional Campaign. He has already been in campaign mode for awhile so he won’t have to shift gears. I would imagine some of his organization is in place. He had strong support from the Des Moines Tea Party and that will certainly help him. District 3 while it is currently held by a Democrat isn’t solidly blue, only a small part of Des Moines is in the district which will help. Funk has roots in the district and is well known. He currently serves as a reserve police officer in Pleasant Hill, and his military service will resonate with residents. This year with the state budget shortfall and county governments also being strained his message of fiscal responsibility and lower property taxes should resonate in a time when the kneejerk reaction to the situation is to raise taxes.
Funk’s campaign released their first video. If you live in his district like I do you can vote for him, and everyone who lives in the area can help in some form or fashion. Those who want to see conservatives elected to local office, regardless of where they live can certainly donate to his campaign. If he wins this would be the first time the Polk County Board of Supervisors was controlled by Republicans since 1947, and I think this is the best shot we’ve had in a very, very long time.
His campaign released their first video, check it out: