Name: Jeremy Davis
Occupation: Director of Grassroots at National Pork Producers Council
Education: Iowa State University, bachelor’s and master’s in agricultural education
What are the most important issues you think need to be addressed if you are elected?
As your state treasurer, one of my guiding principles is Iowa cannot spend more than we receive. We also cannot spend one-time funds for ongoing expenditures. This is irresponsible.
As Iowans, we expect more and demand better from our elected leaders. As your state treasurer, I will hold elected leaders accountable for their budget decisions. I also will work to ensure Iowa does not underfund its commitment to Medicaid, IPERS and the Peace Officers’ Retirement, Accident and Disability System. I believe in 100 percent transparency of our state’s finances and will hold elected officials and bureaucrats in state government accountable for their spending decisions of your taxpayer dollars.
Tell voters why you are running for this position. What makes you most qualified?
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You pay taxes. I pay taxes. We all pay taxes. As state treasurer, I will be the advocate for the taxpayers of Iowa. I will fight for the people of Iowa to ensure the greatest possible financial transparency of the state of Iowa. I will work to earn the trust of all Iowans and assure them that their tax dollars are being spent appropriately and work to identify and eliminate duplication of services throughout State Government.
What should voters know about you before going to the polls?
I grew up on a family farm in Jones County where I learned the values of hard work, determination to succeed and the power of a positive vision. I earned a B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University and am currently employed by the National Pork Producers Council. While serving as a member of the Ames City Council, I proudly fought for fiscal responsibility and worked to strengthen the economy by embracing pro-growth principles and encouraging public-private partnerships.
What other issues related to your platform do you think voters should be aware of before they vote?
When Iowa’s agriculture and manufacturing sectors are strong — businesses are growing, our communities are thriving, and our economy is healthy. As your state treasurer, I will be a champion for economic development, fighting for new and emerging export opportunities for Iowa’s agricultural and manufacturing sectors, and support efforts that create more job opportunities for all Iowans. I’m a proud, lifelong Iowan and humbly ask for your vote to be Iowa’s next state treasurer.