Congressman Steve King announced his intention to seek re-election to his seat in Congress on March 7. On Thursday, March 13, his nomination petitions were filed with the Iowa Secretary of State and he is now officially listed as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 5th District.
"I am energized by the response my re-election announcement generated", King Stated. "The support of my constituents, and citizens from across the state and nation, tells me we have a mission that cannot be abandoned. I will be actively campaigning between now and Nov. 4, working hard in Congress and working equally as hard to meet with western Iowa's citizens to ask for their continued support."
During his re-election announcement, King declared his intention to continue working to support renewable energy and expand U.S. energy resources, remain committed to completing the mission in Iraq and the War on Terror, and opening the doors of opportunity for western Iowa to prosper through rural and economic development efforts.
"We are at a pivotal moment in history," King declared.
"We must continue and win in the War on Terror so we keep America and Americans safe from the threat of radical Islam. At the same time, we must never ignore the issues we face at home including oil prices and the assault on our core values."
King was first elected to Congress in 2002. He serves on the U.S. House Agriculture, Judiciary and Small Business Committees.
"My roots go deep into the soil of western Iowa. I am honored and humbled to serve its residents in the United States Congress," King concluded. "I am asking for their continued support and vote this fall."