Jason Schultz

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Jason Schultz
Jason Schultz - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 9th district
Assumed office
January 12, 2015
Preceded by Nancy Boettger
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 18th district
55th (2009–2013)
In office
January 12, 2009 – January 11, 2015
Preceded by Clarence Hoffman
Succeeded by Steven Holt
Personal details
Born (1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 44)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amy
Children Josie and Camryn
Residence Schleswig, Iowa
Profession Farmer, Insurance Adjuster
Website Schultz' Website

Jason M. Schultz (born November 27, 1972) is the Iowa State Senator from the 9th District. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015. He lives in Schleswig, Crawford County.

Schultz worked as an insurance adjuster at Farmers Mutual Insurance Association in Schleswig and has farmed near Schleswig with his father DeWayne Schultz. For 13 years Schultz served as a volunteer firefighter, and served seven years in the Iowa National Guard. He is a retiring member of the Horn Memorial Hospital Foundation in the fall of 2007. In 2011 he endorsed Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.[1]

As of January 2013, Schultz serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, and Labor committees. He also serves as the chair of the Local Government committee and as a member of the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.

Biography[edit]

Jason is serving his third term in the Iowa House. He was first elected in 2008.

Jason farms with his parents as they have together for the last 18 years. Jason served seven years in the Iowa National Guard. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Schleswig Volunteer Fire Department for 13 years, serving two of those as the Department’s Chief. He has been and continues to be a member of the Horn Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Jason and his wife, Amy, have been married for 13 years and have two daughters: Josie and Camryn. They are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig where Jason serves as an elder, a Sunday School Teacher, and is also one of two Sunday School Superintendents.

Political stances[edit]

Voting Accessibility[edit]

During the 2017 legislative session, Schultz voted[2] to shorten both the amount of time one may cast an absentee ballot and the number of days one can vote at satellite polling sites,[3] and he voted to require all voters to present a state-issued ID.[4] Though he voted for the measure, the bill was opposed by the Iowa State Association of Counties, an advocacy group for Iowa's disabled, and Iowa's Department on Aging opposed the bill.[5]

Workers' Rights[edit]

During the 2017 legislative session, Schultz voted[6] for House File 295[7] which eliminates local control in municipalities that voted to increase their own minimum wage locally. Schultz's vote will cause the minimum wage to be lowered in four counties which had already voted to raise their minimum wage (Johnson, Linn, Wapello, and Polk[8]).[9] Estimates show that at least 64,300 residents of Iowa will have their wages effectively lowered, including 35,800 to 36,000 in Polk County,[10] 10,100 in Johnson County,[11] and 18,400 in Linn County.[12]

Healthcare[edit]

Schultz voted in support[13] of House File 625,[14] which eliminated the requirement that parents report on their state taxes whether or not they have healthcare for their children.[15] In this bill, Schultz also voted to eliminate the requirement that parents apply for healthcare coverage, such as Hawk-i or Medicaid, for their children.[16]

Immigration[edit]

Schultz voted[17] for an amended[18] form of Senate File 481.[19] This bill eliminated elements of local control by requiring a local officer to comply and detain an immigrant who is guilty of three misdemeanors,[20] non-violent felonies,[21] and felonies[22] until ICE arrives. This bill was opposed by a number of organizations in Iowa, including the Iowa Police Chief Association, the Iowa Catholic Conference, the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, the Iowa Coalition against Sexual Assault, and the Iowa State Bar Association.[23]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [24]
District 55
Turnout: 2,087
Republican Jason Schultz Republican 1,207 57.83%
Don C. Freidrichsen Republican 844 40.44%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [25]
District 55
Republican hold Jason Schultz Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [26]
District 55
Republican Jason Schultz* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [27]
District 55
Republican hold Jason Schultz* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [28]
District 18
Republican Jason Schultz* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [29]
District 18
Turnout: 14,196
Republican (newly redistricted) Jason Schultz* Republican 8,351 58.83%
Kasey Friedrichsen Democratic 4,406 31.04%
Iowa Senate general elections, 2014 [30]
District 9
Republican hold Jason Schultz Republican unopposed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul gets big endorsement ahead of crucial Iowa contest". CNN. July 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Senate Journal (Thursday, April 13, 2017)" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Petroski, William; Pfannenstiel, Brianne. "Iowa Legislature Adjourns: What passed in 2017 session?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 516". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyist Declarations". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Journal of the Senate (March 27, 2017)" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 295". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ Hardy, Kevin. "Polk County Berates GOP lawmakers for minimum wage, collective bargaining bills". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ Hardy, Kevin. "Local Smackdown: GOP bill would freeze Iowa minimum wage at $7.25, ban city, county increases". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ Norvell, Kim. "Polk County's Minimum Wage Hike". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ Gruber-Miller, Stephen. "What's next for Johnson County after minimum wage rollback?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ Linn County Government Documents. "Linn County Minimum Wage 2017-2019". Linn County Government Documents. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  13. ^ GOP Legislators. "Senate Journal (April 11, 2017)" (PDF). The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ GOP Legislators. "House File 625". The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  15. ^ Petroski, William; Pfannenstiel, Brianne. "Elimination of kids' health care tax checkoff sparks heated debate Iowa senate". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  16. ^ GOP Legislators. "House File 625" (PDF). The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  17. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Senate Journal (April 12, 2017)" (PDF). The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  18. ^ GOP Legislature. "Amendment S-3300". The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  19. ^ GOP Legislature. "Senate File 481". The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  20. ^ Immigration & Customs Enforcement. "Immigration Detainer Form (I-247)" (PDF). U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  21. ^ Immigration & Customs Enforcement. "Immigration Detainer Form (I-247)" (PDF). U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  22. ^ Immigration & Customs Enforcement. "Immigration Detainer Form (I-247)" (PDF). U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  23. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyists Declarations for Senate File 481". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, 2008 Primary Election-06-03-2008 Party: All" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2008-06-19. p. 184. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  25. ^ "State of Iowa Official Canvass Summary, November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 49. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  26. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  27. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 96. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  28. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 96. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  29. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 64. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  30. ^ "2014 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 70. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarence Hoffman
55th District
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Roger Thomas
Preceded by
Andrew Wenthe
18th District
2013 – 2015
Succeeded by
Steven Holt