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Former Ames councilman enters state treasurer race

07/05/18

Former Ames councilman enters state treasurer race

Iowa Republicans picked a former member of the Ames City Council as their nominee for state treasurer over the weekend.

Jeremy Davis, 40, works as the grassroots director for the National Pork Producers Council. He was elected to the Ames City Council in 2009 and sat on the panel for four years. He also used to work in Republican Rep. Steve King’s office and is the treasurer of the Story County GOP. He said he’ll bring a new voice to the treasurer’s office and pledged to be an “advocate” for Iowa’s taxpayers.

“I’m going to bring a fresh perspective to state government,” he said.

He’ll face longtime incumbent Michael Fitzgerald, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 general election. Fitzgerald was first elected in 1982 and is running for his 10th term in office. He’s the longest-serving state treasurer in the United States and also the brother of Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald.

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