Rippey, Iowa – Rippey native and Boone County farmer David Weaver announced his candidacy for State Representative to serve Iowa House District 47, which includes most of Greene and Boone Counties. The seat is currently held by Republican Chip Baltimore.
“I’m incredibly proud to have been born and raised in Iowa and I’m running for the Iowa House to bring positive change to our state and get us moving in the right direction again,” says Weaver. “I’m running to fund our public schools, raise wages in our local communities, and to help fix our broken health care system.”
Weaver graduated from East Greene High School in 1988 and went on to Central College. He later returned to his roots in Boone and Greene Counties to farm the same land his grandparents farmed. Weaver comes from a long line of Greene County public servants, including his mother, Mary who served as President of the East Greene School Board and his grandfather, Lee Dorris, a longtime Greene County Supervisor. His great-grandfather, Royal John Higgins, served as the Iowa House Representative for Greene County from 1925-27.
“I’m proud of my family’s public service. They served at a time when politics was different. People worked together to do what was best and it didn’t matter if you were a democrat, republican or independent,” said Weaver. “I think it’s time we start having a conversation again instead of shouting past each other. If we bring people together to discuss solutions to our growing wage disparity, our health care crisis and our mismanaged state budget we can improve Iowa for everybody, regardless of political party.”
Weaver is married to his wife, Emily and they have one daughter who attends public school in Ogden. David is a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau. He is involved with the Iowa Soybean Association, regularly testing tile outlets for water quality, as well as testing corn stalks for nitrate levels. David is also a member of Practical Farmers of Iowa; he typically plants 20% of his acres to cover crops.
More information about David can be found at www.WeaverforIowa.com