Office Sought: Iowa State Senate #46
Political Party: Republican
Candidate Email Address: [email protected]
Candidate Website: http://www.teamlofgren.com
Campaign Committee: Team Lofgren
|Muscatine High School||Muscatine||Iowa||1980||diploma|
|Muscatine Community College||Muscatine||Iowa||1983||A.A.|
|University of Iowa||Iowa City||Iowa||1986||B.B.A. Finance|
|Employer||Job Title||Start Date||End Date||Brief Job Description|
|Lofgren Investments – self||Owner/financial advisor||1998||2014||Small business owner/financial advisor|
|Independent contractor in real estate – self||real estate agent||2015||current||Real estate agent|
|Farm Bureau – Friend of Ag||September 2020||Matt Steinfeldt|
|Iowa Association of Business and Industry||September 2020||Brad Hartkopf|
|NFIB – Iowa Small Business Association||September 2020||Matt Everson|
|NAIFA-Iowa National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors||September 2020||Craig Adamson|
Why are you running for election?
Since 2017 I’ve worked hard to help pass policies to grow our state. We’ve accomplished one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, rising wages and thousands of job openings. Since COVID-19, we’ve regressed. I’m running to support policies that provide success for all Iowans.
What are the 3 most important issues facing your office over the next term?
|Issue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue?|
|Reducing Unemployment / Getting Iowans back to work due to COVID-19||Working Iowans means they can support their families and build a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones.||I will work across the aisle to legislate responsibly to assist businesses working through the pandemic and adapting to constantly changing health guidelines.|
|Continuing tax relief for Iowa families||More money in the pockets of hard-working Iowans can help them save for a rainy day, pay bills and keep more of what they’ve earned.||I’ll work to continue to build on the historic tax cuts we passed in 2018 that rewards work and encourages investment in our communities.|
|Childcare||Childcare creates a significant hurdle for some parents to enter the workforce or to move forward in their career.||Our goal in the Senate has been to eliminate obstacles to work and give people more incentives to work. I am supportive of addressing the childcare cliff to remove obstacles to work.|
What are the 3 most important issues facing Muscatine County over the next term?
|COVID-19 Recovery is a given.|
|Mental health funding||Funding needs to be sustainable and equitable for all Iowans.||I will encourage county and state officials and agencies to work together to resolve inequities in current mental health funding for eastern Iowa.|
|Bridge Maintenance||With Iowa’s dependence on an agricultural economy, we need to be able to get products to consumers.||I will encourage county and state officials to work together on ways to provide adequate funding and workable policies for bridge improvements.|
What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?
Although I am conservative, I work closely with all legislators even those across the aisle. I choose to sit in chambers next to members of the other party. My business background has given me collaboration skills, and my legislative accomplishments have typically garnered near to unanimous support from both parties.