Tuesday's election results have shown that Benton County residents are fed up with the way things have gone the past two years. All but one person elected to represent our citizens are from the GOP.
All 3 Supervisors - Republican
Attorney - Republican
Auditor - Republican
Recorder - Republican
Sheriff - Republican
Treasurer - Republican
State Representative - Republican
State Senator - Republican
Governor / Lt Governor - Republican
Attorney General - Republican
Secretary of Agriculture - Republican
Secretary of State - Republican
State Auditor - The Lone Democrat
State Treasurer - Republican
All 4 Representatives to Congress - Republican
Both US Senators - Republican
But, more important to me, was the overwhelming response to the Freedom Amendment to the Iowa Constitution. Benton County showed that we support the right to keep and bear arms and that it is a fundamental individual right. Further, the Amendment states that any law to the contrary is subject to strict scrutiny. Many people worked very hard to educate the citizens of Iowa why this change was so important. Locally, Tactical Creations went out of their way to ensure passage in Benton County and the Iowa Firearms Coalition and NRA is responsible for its success across the state.
We need to keep the momentum going for the election in two years. We've witnessed what the Democratic Party has done the past two years and our freedoms are on the line in 2024.