Steve Drahozal, Kevin Lynch Running for Pat Murphy's Iowa House Seat


By Jay Knoll

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Steve Drahozal will run for the Iowa House of Representatives in 2014. He will run for the seat in District 99 currently held by Pat Murphy.

Drahozal decided to run because he has observed cuts in education and other attacks on the middle class.

“As a proud product of Iowa’s public education system and the husband of an educator, the Governor’s proposal of zero percent allowable growth unless his education reform plan is passed is very troubling,” Drahozal says. He continues, “I have also seen the middle class come under attack from some proposals in Des Moines.” These include initiatives to limit collective bargaining and opposition to expanding Medicaid to help many of Iowa’s workers and veterans.

Drahozal, a Democrat, is a Dubuque attorney. An Iowa native, Drahozal attended Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa College of Law.

He has two children, Jessica and Steven, and a stepson, Johnathan Garde and a daughter-in-law Ashley Garde. He is married to Allison Drahozal, a teacher at Hempstead High School.

Dubuque city council member Kevin Lynch is also running for Murphy's seat in District 99.

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