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Fry announces re-election plans

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:24 a.m. CDT

Rep. Joel Fry, R-Osceola, announced he is seeking re-election to the Iowa House in District 27, which includes Clarke, Decatur and Wayne counties, as well as portions of Lucas County.

Fry received his bachelor’s degree from Simpson College in Indianola and his master’s degree from the University of Iowa. He has dedicated many years to being a social worker, working with patients and families in their end of life care. He has worked for Hospice of Central Iowa, as well as Weatherbee Resources where he currently serves as a consultant.

Fry comes from a long line of small business owners, and currently, he and his wife own and operate Team Restoration Ministries, which they founded in 2005. They work with individuals, couples and families through counseling and therapy. He is a license independent social worker.

In the House, Fry serves on the Administration and Rules, Education, Human Resources, Labor, Education and Public Safety committees. He was also elected to serve as a House Assistant Majority Leader. Fry has led on issues to protect family values and has stood firm on conservative principles.

“I’m pleased at the progress the House has made in bringing conservative values back to the statehouse but I believe there is still much work to be done,” Fry said. “I will continue my efforts to balance the state budget, return more money back to taxpayers, and develop policies that make it easier to be a small business owner in Iowa.”

Fry and his wife Heather have six children and reside in rural Clarke County.

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