State Sen. Liz Mathis to challenge U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson in 2022
Democrat Liz Mathis will challenge incumbent Rep. Ashley Hinson for the 1st District seat in 2022. (Headshots courtesy of Iowa Legislature, Capitol photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Democratic State Sen. Liz Mathis announced Tuesday she will challenge U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson for the 1st District House seat in 2022.
“It’s clear Iowans want leaders who care about fairness, honesty, and putting service ahead of politics. That is why I am running,” Mathis said in a tweet announcing her candidacy.
Mathis was elected to the Iowa Senate in a 2011 special election in a district representing for Marion and Hiawatha. Before that, she worked as a television journalist for KWWL-TV in Waterloo and KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, where Hinson and Mathis were coworkers.
Hinson defeated one-term incumbent Rep. Abby Finkenauer in 2020, flipping the seat. Finkenauer has announced she will challenge U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley in 2022.
The reports are true: I am running for Congress in #IA01. It’s clear Iowans want leaders who care about fairness, honesty, and putting service ahead of politics. That is why I am running. Together, we can flip this seat blue. Let’s get to work! pic.twitter.com/dGuru0J6K7
— Liz Mathis (@LizMathis1) July 27, 2021
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