About Dave

Senator Dave Rowley, a Spirit Lake resident for over 26 years, is an insurance agent at Blum & Leonard Insurance Agency in Estherville.  He is a former Dickinson County GOP chair and alternate national delegate for the GOP National Convention in 2020.  He is the current president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa (IIAI).  Senator Rowley attended the University of Iowa, receiving a B.A. in Psychology.  His background in the property & casualty insurance industry includes underwriting, marketing, insurance agency management and sales.

Rowley was elected in a special election on December 14, 2021, with 75.6% of the vote and was sworn in as Iowa Senator for District 1 on January 10, 2022.  Due to redistricting which happens after each census, he is now running for District 5 which includes the counties of Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, North Clay, Palo Alto and Winnebago.

Senator Rowley and his wife Kris have been married for 41 years.  They have four adult children and two grandchildren.  Senator Rowley has been active in his community, including the Iowa Great Lakes Rotary, the Spirit Lake Community School Foundation, The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji.  He also enjoys playing music.  The Rowley’s are members of First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji.

Our Family
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Serving As Senator:

The 89th Iowa Session that began on January 10, 2022, has already passed monumental legislation to move our state forward. Just this last month, I voted to send historic tax relief to the governor’s desk, providing tax relief for all Iowans and putting into a law a 3.9 percent flat tax. This is real, permanent tax relief that has an effect on every Iowan, whether it is helping families save for a rainy day, putting money towards college for a child, or just trying to manage President Biden’s rising inflation and the rising prices at the grocery store.

That’s not all. In the Iowa Senate we have been working on policies to give parents more power over their children’s education, conservative budgeting to ensure major tax relief, and reduce burdensome regulations for Iowa businesses. We preserved the opportunity for Iowa girls to compete in school sports against other girls and not boys. But we aren’t done yet.

When I started my campaign last year, I made a promise to keep up the momentum Republicans had started and fight for policies that would bring more job opportunities to Iowa, ensure families have access to the best schools and make Iowa the best state to live, work and raise a family. I am proud to be working on these policies for our community.   I know I want to see them through and continue supporting policies just like these.

I was humbled by your support in the special election last year. Now, I am again asking for your support as I continue fighting for northwest Iowa in Des Moines.  In February, I announced my re-election bid.  I need your help to ensure conservative policies continue for Iowans.  I have a Primary opponent who moved into our state in the summer of 2020 from the Seattle area in Washington State.  I have a long record in NW Iowa as a Republican fighting for conservative values.  I will continue the fight as your Senator representing District 5. I ask for your vote on June 7th.

Will you consider a generous donation of $50, $75 or even $100?  Please send checks to Rowley for Iowa Senate, 1311 Gary Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 or make a donation on this website.

Thank you for your support. I hope I can continue to count on you as we work together to keep Iowa the best state to live, work and raise a family.