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Dietz enters state senate race

     Former Hampton Mayor Shawn Dietz is hoping past experience with local politics will help catapult him to the Iowa Senate in November.

     Dietz, 31, announced his candidacy for Iowa Senate District 27 on Jan. 21 at the Franklin County Republican Caucus. He said he was motivated to run after he was approached by a handful of citizens, and has since started laying the foundation for his campaign. Dietz said he plans to ramp up efforts to familiarize himself with district voters in the coming months.

     “We’ll have a fairly aggressive campaign. We’re going to try to touch as many people as possible,” he said. “It’s going to be an old fashioned, get to know people type of approach.”

Read the full article in the January 29 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.