LAWTON, IA – Dave Dawson, candidate for the Iowa Senate, is launching a series of town meetings for Senate District 3 in Plymouth and Woodbury Counties. He will be hosting Saturday morning meetings in towns throughout the district over the next six months. These meetings will be an opportunity for residents in Senate District 3 to meet Dawson, express their legislative priorities, and ask him questions.
Dawson is a former two-term State Representative from Woodbury County. He currently works as a prosecutor for the Woodbury County Attorney’s Office. As your next State Senator, Dawson’s priorities include providing adequate resources for Iowa students, increasing wages for Iowa workers, and reducing income tax rates for Iowa families.
The first town meeting will take place in Sergeant Bluff on Saturday, April 7th from 9 AM to 10 AM at Historic Kate’s cafe located at 411 4th Street. Additional town hall meetings will take place on the following Saturday mornings:
April 14, 8 AM to 9 AM — EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Akron Jo’s Cafe, 7739 150 Reed St., Akron, IA
April 21, 10 AM to 11 AM, Doosky’s East, 101 IA-140, Kingsley, IA
May 5, Salix
May 12, Remsen
May 19, Bronson
June 2, Morningside
June 9, Hinton
June 23, Merrill
July 7, Lawton
July 14, Brunsville
July 21, LeMars
July 28, Struble
August 11, Westfield
August 25, Correctionville
September 8, Pierson
September 22, Moville
Starting times and locations will be announced each week. For more information please check out Dawson’s website: www.dawsonforiowa.com, or visit his Facebook page: @dawsonforiowa.
Feb. 8, LAWTON, IA – Dave Dawson (age 44) of Lawton, Iowa has announced he will be a candidate to represent Senate District 3 in the Iowa Legislature. The district includes every town in Plymouth County and large parts of Woodbury County from Correctionville to Morningside and from Pierson to Salix.
“Over the last two years, I have grown concerned that officials in Des Moines are failing to work together to make progress for Iowans,” said Dawson. “If I am elected, I will listen to the concerns of all people and be responsive to the issues important to Northwest Iowa.”
Dawson was born in Cherokee and grew up in Washta. He graduated from the last class of Willow Community High School (now part of River Valley Schools). Several summers, he worked at his parents’ fertilizer business, Dawson’s Cropmate. He received an undergraduate degree at Iowa State University and earned a law degree at UCLA School of Law. For three years, Dawson worked on legal matters for a variety of businesses at a law firm in Chicago. Dawson has lived in Woodbury County for sixteen years, and during that time, he has practiced law in Sioux City. He ran his own law office for over five years and is currently a prosecutor for Woodbury County, where he has worked for over 10 years.
Dawson said, “As an attorney, I have been a strong advocate for children and families, and as your next State Senator, I will stand up for the right of Iowa students to receive high-quality education, I will strive to raise wages for Iowa workers, and I will fight to cut income tax rates for Iowa families.” He added, “I believe the legislature should focus on policies to help Iowa grow and create more good-paying jobs, so more of our youth will stay in Iowa.”
Dawson is a former Sioux City West High School volleyball coach, has served as an elder at Redeemer Lutheran Church, and is currently a member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Dawson was a member of the 2011-2012 Class of Leadership Iowa, a premier issues-awareness program promoting leadership, which is sponsored by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Since 2011, Dawson has been a board member at the Community Action Agency of Siouxland. He is currently vice-president for New Perspectives Inc. and has served on its board since 2014. He joined the board of Siouxland CARES in 2017.
In 2012 and 2014, Dawson was elected to the Iowa House of Representative. While in the Iowa legislature for two terms, he served on various committees, including Commerce, Ethics, Human Resources, Judiciary, Transportation, and Public Safety. While in the Iowa House, Dawson worked cooperatively on several bi-partisan pieces of legislation.
Dave Dawson with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in 2013
Dawson and his wife, Liza, live in Lawton, Iowa. They have three children, including her son, Kaleb, her daughter, Kali, and their daughter, Izabel. Kaleb and Kali attend Lawton-Bronson Elementary School, where Izabel will start pre-school in the fall of 2018.