No Place Like Home: Get to Know Senate District 48

SONY DSC“I take great pleasure in serving my constituents and our rural communities at the Statehouse,” said Senator Dan Zumbach. Senator Zumbach is from Ryan, Iowa, and represents Senate District 48.  “Our district is unique and it is an honor to represent it.”

Backbone State Park is located in Senate District 48. It is the first state park in Iowa. It received its name from the narrow and steep ridge of bedrock – the “Devil’s Backbone.”

The small town of Anamosa also is what inspired many of Grant Woods‘ paintings. He is most famous for his American Gothic painting.

“My district has 17 school districts and 21 small-town parades,” Zumbach said. “I always try to get to as many as I can, but 21 is quite a bit, some with three or four a day!”

“I was frustrated with the over-regulation by government that was happening, so I thought, ‘We need to find someone who can fix this,'” Zumbach said. “After searching for a while, my family started to say, ‘Why don’t you run?’ They thought I had the family values and business experience that would represent this district well.

“I thought seriously about the question they posed, and I remember thinking, ‘I’m just a farmer, how can I make a difference?’ I went to the county central committee to figure out how to start, then the process began, and here I am.”

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