Progress for Iowa

Dave has a history of bi-partisan accomplishments during his previous four years in the Iowa House of Representatives.

2013:

Dave supported the largest property tax cut in Iowa history, which included slowing the growth of taxes on Iowa residential and agricultural property (SF295)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=85&ba=SF295)

Dave supported expansion of health care coverage to over 150,000 Iowans (SF446)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=85&ba=SF446)

Dave supported education reform, which created the teacher leadership program to improve instruction quality for Iowa students (SF215)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=85&ba=HF 215)

2014:

Dave supported creation of the Home Base Iowa program to support Iowa Veterans (SF303)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=85&ba=SF 303)

Dave introduced the first legislation in Iowa to create the “24/7” sobriety program to help reduce repeat drunk driving, and this law was finally enacted in 2017 (H-8179)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=H8179&ga=85)

2015:

Dave supported expansion of broadband access to underserved communities and rural areas in Iowa (HF655)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=86&ba=HF655)

Dave drafted legislation to permit Jackson Recovery Centers’ juvenile mental health crisis stabilization center in Sioux City (HF647/HF449, H-1214)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HF647&ga=86) (https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HF 449&ga=86)

Dave built broad bi-partisan support for renewal of the Access Iowa Highways law, which prioritizes funding for the completion of the four-lane project on U.S. Highway 20 in Northwest Iowa (HF160)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HF160&ga=86)

2016:

Dave co-sponsored creation of a mandatory minimum prison sentence for caretakers whose actions result in the death of a child (HF2064)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HF2064&ga=86)

Dave created the Drug Endangered Child workgroup, whose collaboration enacted a new law in 2017, which is intended to prevent children from exposure to dangerous drugs, including meth, cocaine, heroin, and opiates (H-8105)
(https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=H8105&ga=86)

Dave Dawson signing a bill in the Iowa Legislature

Dave Dawson at work in the Iowa Legislature in 2015