There is a contested primary in Iowa House District 26 to determine who will be the Republican nominee to take on incumbent State Representative Scott Ourth (D-Ackworth). Republican voters will have to decide next week (or now if they are voting early) between Jeffrey Janssen, an attorney from Carlisle, or Rebel Snodgrass, a small business owner from Indianola.
I had the opportunity to interview both candidates for The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast.
Snodgrass owns several businesses centered around construction. He is also chairman of the Warren County Republican Party. He has served as a Board Director for 15 years for a national charity, formed in memory of his brother, Kody Hellyer Snodgrass, and devotes his time, resources and energy to their mission of saving lives. Snodgrass is an active member of the Warren Masonic Lodge, Knights of the Templar, Friendly Bee Keepers of Iowa and other associations.
Through his business associations, Snodgras has been featured on GreatDay, CW Iowa Live, Your Home in Iowa as well as other local television shows, news programs, local and national magazines such as Welcome Home, ProSales, as well as numerous radio programs.
Snodgrass joined me for the episode we released on May 2nd. You can listen below:
Janssen is an attorney, who is a founding partner at Janssen Law, PLC in Des Moines, IA. He is also a regional director for Safe Families for Children of Iowa, a non-profit that provides safe homes for children in an effort to prevent child abuse, trauma, and the oversight of DHS. He is also on the Board of Directors of Families United Action Network (FUAN).
Janssen and his wife, Sarah, and their seven children live in Carlisle, IA. They have been active members of Walnut Creek Church since 2009 and have participated in various international mission trips as well as missions within our state and community. Jeff was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1987 and been a resident of central Iowa ever since.
Janssen received his undergraduate education at Drake University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Accounting and Entrepreneurial Management and a concentration in Law and Business. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the Drake University Law School with concentrations in Business Law, Legislative Practice, and Public Service.
Janssen joined me for the episode we released on May 11th, listen below: