Current Iowa House District 27 representative Joel Fry, a Republican, of Osceola is running for his sixth term in the Iowa House against Democrat Cody Dilliner of Allerton in the Nov. 3 election.

Fry is a self-described fiscal and social conservative. He is pro-life and believes that life begins at conception and he also supports the Second Amendment.

Fry is currently the chair of the Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee and he has chaired this for the past two years.

“I decided to run again because I have been blessed to serve Iowans in my district. I appreciate the opportunity to take their issues to Des Moines and bring a strong voice of rural perspective on all issues related to government. Our work for Iowans is not done, and I look forward to continuing that work on behalf of all Iowans,” Fry said.

Fry told about what things he wants to address if he’s re-elected in November. “COVID-19 has changed the look of the overall picture of the State’s budget and conversations that have dealt with the budget. I look forward to resolving the issue of mental health funding for children and adults. I look forward to continuing our work of making sure the taxpayer remains at the table for all discussions. I will continue to protect life, family values, and the rural ways of life that many of us enjoy in Iowa,” Fry said.

Education: When it comes to education, Fry tries to address four main points. “I want to make sure that rural schools have the same advantages that urban schools have from a quality perspective and a funding perspective. I also want to make sure we’re funding schools adequately within the constructs and constraints of the whole state budget. Thirdly, I believe parents should have the choice of how they educate their children. And fourthly, I want to make sure we protect and optimize local control for our school systems,” Fry said.

Fry said he and the Iowa House will continue to push forward progress on these four points. “We will also work towards assisting schools in the aftermath of COVID-19 and making sure Iowa students and school personnel continue to receive a safe high quality education and work environment.”

Read the October 27, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald Patriot for the rest of the story.

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