State Rep. Rob Taylor will seek reelection, won’t run for Congress or Sec’y of State

State Rep. Rob Taylor will seek reelection to the Iowa House, after thinking long and hard about a run for higher office.

Taylor, R-West Des Moines, announced his decision in a statement provided to the Des Moines Register.

He said he was encouraged in recent weeks to consider running both for the Congressional seat that will be vacant this year with the retirement of U.S. Rep. Tom Latham and the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, whose incumbent is running for Congress.

“After many days of thoughtful consideration and conversations with my family, the best option for my wife, children and constituents is for me to stay in the Iowa House of Representatives and continue fighting for common sense, down-to-earth practical solutions for the people of Iowa,” he said in the statement.

Taylor is a first-term representative from House District 44, covering Des Moines’ fast-growing western suburbs including all of Waukee and part of West Des Moines, Clive and rural Dallas County.

Had he opted to run for Congress, Taylor would’ve faced a crowded GOP field. In addition to Secretary of State Matt Schultz, state Sen. Brad Zaun, businessman Robert Cramer, renewable fuels advocate Monte Shaw and former congressional staffer David Young, among others, have already declared candidacies.

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