On the campaign trail: Richards seeks congressional seat

Bret Richards is one of five candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the Fourth Congressional District. (Bethany Carson photo)

Bret Richards, one of five Republican candidates seeking the party’s nomination for the Fourth Congressional District, visited Butler County on Nov. 12, stopping at the Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review office for an interview before heading to Allison for a central committee meeting of the Butler County Republicans.

 

Richards will be on the ballot in the June 2, 2020 Republican primary, vying for the seat currently held by Congressman Steve King.

 

As a candidate, Richards runs as a common-sense conservative, businessman, U.S. Army veteran, former small-town mayor, married father of three, and board president of a rural medical center. He hails from Irwin, a town of 341, in Shelby County.

 

If nominated and elected, he plans to work to contain healthcare costs using free-market principles, keep rural Iowa hospitals open, find sensible solutions to America’s immigration crisis, stop out-of-control federal spending, address communities’ infrastructure needs and strengthen the economy by preparing Iowa’s workforce for the jobs of tomorrow.

 

“I grew up in a place where we don’t wait for problems to be fixed by other people,” Richards said. “We fix them, and because you live in a small town, you have to fix them. You have to do it yourself. I think I can do that in Washington.”

 

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