David Young

KCCI, Register plan 3rd Congressional District debate Oct. 12

BY: - September 17, 2020

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and challenger and former Rep. David Young will debate Oct. 12 in an event arranged by television station KCCI and the Des Moines Register. The 3rd Congressional District debate will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on the economy, agriculture and the response to COVID-19, the news organizations reported. The […]

Axne, Young trade barbs over ads on health care, allegiance to party leaders

BY: - September 9, 2020

The political rematch between Democratic U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne and the man she unseated two years ago, Republican David Young, has heated up in the past week in a series of accusations over ads. Young’s team on Tuesday criticized Axne’s new ad, “Promised,” suggesting it revives distortions from the 2018 campaign. Axne defeated Young by […]

Partnership adds three more candidate appearances

BY: - September 4, 2020

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has added three more candidate appearances to its series, conducted with Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute. State Rep. Ashley Hinson (1st Congressional District): Sept. 21 from 10–11 a.m. U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield: Sept. 23 from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (1st Congressional […]

Are D.C. lawmakers really shirking their job if they vote by proxy?

BY: - September 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans have a new line of attack against some Democrats — they charge they are failing to show up for work. The criticism refers to this year’s practice of proxy voting in the House, which enables lawmakers of either party to cast votes even when they are not at the Capitol. […]

Partnership plans congressional candidate forums

BY: - August 26, 2020

The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a candidate forum series for Iowa candidates for U.S. congressional seats. These virtual town halls are confirmed: Second District Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Thursday, Sept. 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst: Monday, Sept. 14 […]

Housing advocates see tougher times ahead

BY: - August 12, 2020

Iowa housing developers and advocates on Wednesday told U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne that the coronavirus pandemic threatens to worsen an already challenging affordable housing scene in Iowa.  “We’re really focused on this COVID-19 issue and what we need to do is act immediately to prevent a housing crisis in this country,” said Eric Burmeister, executive […]

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Monmouth Poll: Miller-Meeks leads Hart in state’s tightest congressional race

BY: - August 6, 2020

The race between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s Second District is the closest among the Iowa’s congressional races, according to a Monmouth University Poll released Thursday.   Miller-Meeks, a state senator, led Hart, a former state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor, 47% to 44% among registered voters. The candidates are vying […]

Bill would extend job skills training to Guard, Reserve members

BY: - July 15, 2020

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said Wednesday she has co-authored legislation to extend needed jobs training to members of the National Guard and Reserve.  The SkillBridge program, now available to active-duty members of the military within six months of ending their service, provides instruction in fields with high demand for workers. The Transition for Success Act would […]

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Primary primer: Iowa’s 3rd District Republicans

BY: - May 31, 2020

Overview: Freshman Democratic representative Cindy Axne is attempting to defend her seat against a Republican comeback in a race considered one of the most competitive in the country. One of her GOP challengers is David Young, the former two-term congressman from the district. Young  faces a primary challenge from a career Army officer who is making […]