(WINDSOR HEIGHTS) — Today the National Rifle Association endorsed Rep. Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) for the Iowa House in district 43. Hagenow received an “A” rating from the NRA.
The National Rifle Association described Hagenow as a “solidly pro-gun candidate…who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office and has demonstrated support on Second Amendment issues.”
“It’s an honor to receive the endorsement of the NRA, I will continue to defend the liberties secured by our Constitution.”
The election will be held November 6.
Hagenow Earns Small-Business Endorsement
DES MOINES, September 20, 2012 – The political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Business/Iowa, the state leading small-business advocacy group, today announced its public endorsement of State Representative Chris Hagenow in his bid for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in the 43rd District.
Hagenow is seeking re-election and has earned a 100 percent NFIB Voting Record for voting in support of key small-business issues that have come before the legislature during the 84th General Assembly.
“Representative Hagenow has been a strong and consistent supporter of small-business issues during his time in the legislature. He has earned a 100 percent rating for voting in accordance with NFIB positions on key votes in the most recent legislative session,” said Kristin Kunert, state director of the Iowa chapter of the NFIB. “He has more than demonstrated his appreciation for small-business issues and is a reliable friend in the legislature.”
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business,” said Hagenow. “Small-businesses are a critical part of our economy, and I will continue to advocate for small-business issues in the legislature.”
Hagenow Releases Information on Legislative Page Program
(WINDSOR HEIGHTS) —Rep. Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) today released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program. Each year the Iowa House of Representatives, the Iowa Senate and Legislative Services Agency (LSA) employ Iowa high school juniors and seniors to serve as Pages for the legislative session which begins in January.
Duties of the Senate Pages, House Pages, and LSA Pages vary slightly but generally Pages provide invaluable assistance to Representatives or Senators and staff by assisting with tasks such as the switchboard, delivering messages, distributing legislation, assisting committee chairpersons or sorting amendments. Pages are paid and many schools grant credit for a student’s work in the Legislature.
Rep. Hagenow is encouraging local students to apply for the 2013 Page program.
“The Legislative Page program is a terrific opportunity for students to learn first hand how laws are made, and is a unique chance to interact with elected officials. I strongly encourage any interested student to apply.” said Hagenow
The application for the 2013 Legislative Page Program is due no later than Friday, October 5, 2012. To receive more information or an application, visit: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Agencies/pageInfo.aspx
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 27 2012
Contact: Josie Albrecht (515) 419-1038
WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IOWA – State Representative Chris Hagenow of Windsor Heights has been designated a “Friend of Iowa Business” by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee. Representative Hagenow is seeking re-election to the Iowa House in District 43, which includes the city of Windsor Heights, and portions of Clive and West Des Moines in Polk County.
“I am proud to receive this designation from the Iowa Farm Bureau,” Hagenow said. “The voters in our community understand the importance of agriculture in Iowa’s economy.”
“Our organization takes these designations very seriously, and carefully considers each race,” said Rod Collins, IFBF PAC Committee Chair and a farmer from Dallas County. “We looked objectively at each race and how candidates stand on Farm Bureau policy,” Collins said. “It’s very important that our designations are guided by statewide grassroots input and how each candidate’s voting record and positions line up with Farm Bureau policy. As we move forward, it will be important for all of us to work to get the Friends of Agriculture elected,” he said. “We need to stand behind candidates who are aligned with our policy.”
The grassroots effort to designate Friends of Agriculture is guided by members and began in July when county committees evaluated candidates. An unprecedented 98 County Farm Bureau Campaign 2012 Committees submitted candidate evaluations this year. The nine-member PAC committee carefully reviews those evaluations, while also considering candidates’ positions on issues of importance to members, leadership on Farm Bureau priorities and past voting records.
Representative Chris Hagenow of Windsor Heights has been named a “Friend of Iowa Business” by the Iowa Industry PAC, the political action committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Representative Hagenow is seeking re-election to the Iowa House in District 43 that includes the cities of Clive, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.
The Iowa Industry PAC evaluates incumbent candidates based on their support for a competitive business climate with a focus on creating Iowa jobs. Criteria used to make the designations include the candidates’ positions on issues based on questionnaire responses as well as voting records in past legislative sessions.
“Representative Hagenow has demonstrated a commitment to improve Iowa’s business climate so that employers can create more jobs and grow the economy,” said Michael Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. “ABI looks forward to continuing to work with Chris to produce legislation that everyone can get behind: more economic stability for Iowa,” Ralston continued.
The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) is comprised of over 1,400 companies that employ more than 310,000 Iowans. As “The Voice of Iowa Business Since 1903″, ABI serves as the Iowa State Chamber of Commerce and works to enhance the Iowa business climate to foster growth and prosperity for all Iowans. This past legislative session, ABI kicked off their “It’s About Jobs” initiative and asked Legislators to cast aside politics and focus the debate on good economic policies that will result in more jobs, more growth and more stability for Iowa’s economy. Over 86% of members of the 84th General Assembly visited ABI member companies to discuss the initiative and listen to the concerns of the business community.
The Iowa Industry PAC is non-partisan and endorses both Republican and Democratic candidates for legislative offices. The committee encourages voters to consider the endorsements when evaluating which candidates will focus on economic issues and help bring jobs to Iowa when voting this November.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 17, 2011
Contact: Josie Albrecht (515) 419-1038
Hagenow Announces Re-Election Plans
(WINDSOR HEIGHTS) – Rep. Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) announced today he will be running for re-election to the Iowa House in District 43 which includes portions of Windsor Heights, Clive and West Des Moines.
Currently, Hagenow is the Chair of the Government Oversight committee. He also sits on the Appropriations, Judiciary and Public Safety committees.
“Chris has been a principled, conservative leader in the House,” said House Speaker Kraig Paulsen. “He is constantly working on new ideas to make our great state even better.”
Hagenow is a sixth-generation Iowan who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his law degree from the University of Iowa. Currently, he is a founding partner at the Whitaker Hagenow GBMG law firm in Des Moines.
In the Iowa House, Hagenow has focused on legislation directed at putting Iowans back to work and reducing the cost and scope of government.
“As a husband, father and life-long Iowan, I have a passion toward making Iowa an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Hagenow. “We need to get our state moving forward again by getting government out of the way and empowering individuals and businesses to succeed.”
Chris will be seeking a third term to the House. He and his wife, Amanda, have two young sons and the family attends Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Urbandale.