- Posted by Campaign Staff
- On March 19, 2013
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- Iowa legislature, Iowa state senate
by Kevin Hall, The Iowa Republican
He entered the Iowa legislature hoping to make an impact and represent the needs of his right-leaning district. Instead, freshman legislator Jake Chapman is frustrated by Republicans’ inability to accomplish their goals in the Democrat-controlled Iowa Senate. As long as Democrats hold onto their narrow majority, conservative bills are bound for the dustbin.
“We had some good bills that unfortunately didn’t make it through funnel week and that’s a little frustrating,” said Chapman (R-Adel). “Iowans have elected me to represent them and unfortunately those ideals haven’t been represented, but we’re going to continue to fight and continue to do what Iowans what us to do down there.”
Jake Chapman, 28, is one of several young Republicans that have brought new energy into the legislature in recent years. He emerged victorious in a Republican primary last June, but did not have an opponent in the general election. Chapman’s senate district spans five counties, including parts of Polk, Dallas, and Cass, along with all of Adair and Guthrie. As a result, he represents a mix of urban and rural residents.