Another Republican announced her retirement from the Iowa House today. Rep. Polly Granzow in House District 44 announced that she will not seek re-election in November. She becomes the 10th Republican to leave the House this year. Republicans are down to 37 incumbents running for re-election.
Former Eldora Mayor Tim Hoy, a Democrat, announced his bid for District 44 earlier this year. Democrats have 50 incumbents running for re-election in November.
The scoop from Iowapolitics.com:
Rep. Granzow not seeking re-election
Rep. Polly Granzow (R-Eldora) announced she is not seeking re-election to the House of Representatives. “I have truly enjoyed serving the people in Hardin and Marshall Counties. I owe a debt of gratitude to my family, volunteers, and citizens who believed in me and allowed me to represent them”.
Granzow is completing 14 years of public service. In her 8 years as County Supervisor, she served as state chair of the Supervisor affiliate. In her 6 years as State legislator, she served as vice-chair and ranking member on Human Resources committees.
“I am optimistic the next leader will be someone who will continue to move Iowa forward and protect the rights of citizens”.
“Polly’s dedication and service to Iowa has been very significant,” said House Republican Leader Christopher Rants. “Her leadership, hard work and thoughtfulness will surely be missed by her colleagues, friends and constituents.”
Granzow will serve out the rest of her term through December, 2008.