Jacob TornholmToday, Jacob Tornholm announced that he will run for State Representative in House District 76, which includes both Poweshiek and Iowa Counties.

“I’m running for the Iowa House of Representatives because if we continue to allow our schools to be underfunded we will be limiting the educational opportunity for our children,” said Jacob Tornholm. “When we under-fund education, we undermine our state’s economy and the ability of Iowa families to get ahead.”

Jacob is a resident of Williamsburg and currently works as a child protection social worker. In addition to his employment, Jacob is a member of the grass roots organization, Iowa County Farmers and Neighbors and is involved with the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture. Jacob is also on the Williamsburg Zoning Board of adjustment, and is an active member of the Williamsburg Kiwanis club.

“As a social worker I have worked tirelessly to protect our children, and I have helped families deal with the very real struggles that they have to deal with on a day to day basis,” said Tornholm. “If elected, I will draw on this experience and fight to raise the minimum wage, protect family farmers, and advocate for fair funding for Iowa schools.”

Jacob grew up in southwestern Iowa. Upon receiving his BA degree in psychology through the University of Iowa, Jacob and his wife moved to Williamsburg where they started their family. They have lived in Williamsburg for over 7 years. Jacob is married to Erin Nicholson who is currently director of a daycare center and a Grinnell College alum. Together they have two children Gillian and Lee.

For more information, log on to www.TornholmForIowa.org or Facebook.com/JacobTornholm.