A former Ames City Councilman is now the Republican challenging long-time State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald, a Democrat.
Jeremy Davis was nominated this past weekend by delegates at the Iowa Republican Party’s state convention.
“When I was first contacted by Governor Reynolds to consider this, I didn’t say, ‘Yes,’ right away because I needed to think about it,” Davis said Saturday. “…I talked to friends, but more importantly, I listened to my family and I listened to my heart and I listened to God.”
AUDIO of Davis’ nomination and speech, 5:00
Davis, who grew up on a Jones County farm, worked in Congressman Steve King’s Ames office and is now director of grassroots programs for the National Pork Producers Council. Davis has run for office twice before — an unsuccessful bid for the state senate in 2014 and, in 2009, when he won a term on the Ames City Council.