We encourage you all to keep tabs on what is happening in Des Moines during this legislative session. One way you can do that is to keep up with Rep. John Kooiker’s newsletter.

This is an excerpt of Rep. Kooiker’s first post:

“As you have learned by now, I have declared my intention to not seek re-election in November 2016.

This experience of serving as District 4’s State Representative has been a great and unexpected adventure; while, at the same time, it has given me the opportunity to give 30,000-plus Sioux County people an avenue for their voices to be heard and for their views to be represented in the Iowa State Capitol. I humbly thank God for His leading me to volunteer to fill the gap that the death of Dwayne Alons left, and for the people here in Sioux County for electing me to fill such a unique role.

Thankfully, my path has crossed with a very qualified younger person who is really committed to taking my place in January 2017.

His name is Skyler Wheeler, and he fits the description of the type of person that Dwayne Alons was looking for to take his place prior to his decision to run for a ninth term.

I am quite sure each of you will get to know him or at least know of him prior to the primary election in June. I think you will be favorably impressed.”

The full version can be found here.

We at Wheeler 4 Iowa ask that you keep Rep. Kooiker and all of our state representatives in your prayers during the session. Pray that they are able to avoid any major disagreements, utilize their God-given wisdom and move our state in the right direction.