VAN METER, Iowa – On Thursday morning, David Young, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, announces the endorsement of Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.
“Since David and I were elected in 2014, I’ve witnessed first-hand his work ethic and dedication to our neighbors and folks all over the Third District,” Ernst said.
“We need David back in Congress, fighting for the issues Iowans are concerned about – trade, health care, border security, reducing the scope of government and giving the people more freedom to conduct their lives and businesses, and more. As a combat veteran, I appreciate David’s strong voice and proven record when it comes to caring for our veterans. But, his efforts don’t stop there. As a sixth generation Iowan, David is also a strong advocate for our rural communities and ag industry and has successfully championed bills that protect our nation’s food supply and keep our rural communities connected. David is someone who gets things done, and we need more actions like these that lead to results for Iowans,” she added.
Young thanked Ernst for her endorsement.
“Sen. Ernst has been on the front line in the Senate fighting for Iowans since she was sworn in, and it is an honor to receive her endorsement. I look forward to not only being on the ticket and campaigning with her over the next year, but also working with her again in our nation’s capital serving the people of Iowa,” he said.
Young was elected to serve the Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and reelected in 2016. Prior to his service in Congress, Young served Iowans as U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s Chief of Staff from 2006-2013. A graduate of Johnston High School and Drake University, Young is a sixth generation Iowan and resides in Van Meter.