Small business owner and former State Representative Tom Schueller announced today that he will run for State Representative in the new House District 58. The new district includes all of Jackson County, the eastern part of Jones County, and a small portion of Dubuque County including Cascade.

While serving in the Iowa House he helped lead rebuilding efforts after the 2008 floods as Founding Chairman of the Rebuild Iowa Committee while also serving on the Economic Growth, Local Government, Ways & Means Committees. Tom worked diligently on job creation and local government issues. While in office he passed passed bills to increase minimum wage, provide preschool for all children and supported budget increases for education. Schueller, who retired from John Deere after 30 years, grew up on a Century Farm dairy operation and graduated from Hempstead High School before attending Clinton Community College.  Tom and his sons are partners in Schueller & Sons Reconstruction of Maquoketa. He and his wife, Melodie, have three grown children and 8 grandchildren who also reside in Maquoketa.

Tom is active in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of the Eagle, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants 4-Ever, and the Lions Club.  Before serving three terms as State Representative of District 25, he served on the Maquoketa City Council for 11 years, where he was instrumental in the creation of over 500 jobs in the Maquoketa area, led the successful effort to establish the Capitol Improvements Plan for the city and strived diligently to improve the quality of life.

Tom can be contacted at his home address: 503 West Platt Street, Maquoketa, by calling his home phone: 563-652-2926; (cell): 563-357-9905 or via e-mail at: schuellerandsons@qwestoffice.net