Congressman Steve King Gets A Fourth Republican Primary Challenger

Sep 26, 2019

A fourth Republican challenger has thrown his hat into the ring to unseat Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King from Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, which covers the northwest quarter of the state. 

Steve Reeder is a commercial real estate broker from Arnolds Park. In a news release, Reeder said he wants to “provide transparent dialogue to restore trust and confidence in representation in Washington.”

Reeder’s priorities include balancing the budget, improving health care, and revitalizing rural areas.

King is seeking a 10th term in Congress. He is set to face four Republican challengers in a primary election for the Republican nomination for Congress in June. The other candidates include Reeder, State Sen. Randy Feenstra of Hull, Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor and former Irwin mayor Bret Richards.

Former professional baseball player and freelance paralegal J.D. Scholten, who lost to King by 3 percentage points in 2018, is the sole Democratic challenger in the 2020 race.