Sen. Zumbach announces Sec. of Ag run

     Senator Dan Zumbach, a Republican from Ryan, announced he is running for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Zumbach, who farms in the Ryan area, said agriculture has always been a big part of his life.

     Zumbach said most people know the passion he has for agriculture and how he has defended it in the Iowa Senate.

     He is currently serving his sixth year in the Iowa Senate. Current Ag Secretary Bill Northey has been nominated for a USDA position. Zumbach said he would not seek the job if Northey stays in Iowa.

     “My plan is for him to be in D.C. and for him to get that nomination,” Zumbach said, “but if he choses to rerun, I have respect for him. I will step aside from this campaign if Secretary Northey ends up staying in Iowa and runs for his position again.” If elected to the Secretary of Ag position, Zumbach said he’d like to continue building on what Secretary Northey has done.


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