Jacob Tornholm grew up in a small town where the school was central to the community. He understands the value of public education and how for many communities it is the lifeblood of the town. Jacob, along with others in the area, has noticed that public education has become less and less of a priority in the legislature in the last few years. School districts across the state are having to cut their budgets and discontinue essential services, and our schools continue to lose excellent teachers because they cannot afford to pay them what they are worth. Jacob Tornholm will work to ensure that our children's schools are made a priority in the legislature again, and he will make sure that the allowable growth rate is set timely so schools can plan their budgets appropriately.
Jacob Tornholm grew up on a farm in Taylor County in Southwest Iowa. There he was actively involved in 4-H and took pride in showing market lambs at the county fair every year. It was here that Jacob learned the value of hard work and what it means to be a good neighbor.
As your representative Jacob will stand up for family farmers and will remain committed to helping promote independent family agriculture in Iowa. Jacob will also help implement legislation that will improve water quality while also helping farmers maintain or increase profitability.
Jacob grew up in poverty and knows how hard families struggle everyday to make ends meet. Jacob understands that in today’s economy it is impossible for a family to survive on minimum wage. Jacob will fight to raise the minimum wage and make sure that it continues to keep pace with the cost of living.
Jacob Tornholm knows that we must ensure that women have the same rights when it comes to their bodies and reproductive choices as men do. He knows that legislation that seeks to restrict a woman's right to medical care has no place in the government.
Jacob understands that we must continue to fight to ensure that all citizens are treated equally, and that we must not tolerate discrimination on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. Jacob understands that we are stronger as a society when we have equality for everyone.