Bryce Smith is the Democratic candidate for Iowa House district 19.
“I want to represent everyone who lives in district 19. True representation is an act of civil service, not a career,” says Smith. House district 19 includes much of Dallas county and parts of Polk.
Smith is a 23-year-old small business owner from Adel who began his political career at the University of Northern Iowa, receiving his degree in education and political science.
While in college, Smith worked in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area making sure people of all backgrounds had a voice by clerking for a newly-elected Democratic House member.
While at the State Capitol, Smith grew frustrated with the majority party as he saw their unwillingness to discuss key issues and work for consensus on crucial Iowa values including education, healthcare and sustaining local communities.
“True representation is an open door between elected offices and the people of Iowa. No person should be excluded from answering, nor should anyone be ignored. We are all hardworking people. It’s time we have a Representative who does the same,” Smith said.
Originally from District 19, Smith has returned home to plant roots and grow a business.
“I have already met with local educators and small business owners about issues vital to Iowans, and I look forward to meeting many more people. True representation is having your voice heard in the creation of legislation and laws.” Smith said.
Smith is eager to meet more people of district 19, keeping in mind the true values of the community. Smith believes his business mindset, political education and recent experience at the State House will be the representation that the voters of district 19 deserve to make state government more responsive to the needs of Iowans.
“If we do not have a voice in government, who does?” Smith said. His platform, “A Voice for All,” shows his passion for making sure all people have a say in Iowa and its future.