John Norris visits Allison Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the campaign trail

Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Norris visited Allison on Monday. (Bethany Carson photo.)

John Norris visited Gronigans in Allison Monday morning as he travels the state on the campaign trail, seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2018 Iowa gubernatorial election.

     “I’m worried about the direction of the state, leaving too many people behind,” Norris said. “The state is too focused on handouts to wealthy corporations, when we should be investing in education, the environment and quality of life for all Iowans.”

     Norris grew up on a family farm near Red Oak, Iowa, and owned and operated the Old Hotel restaurant in Greenfield. He first become involved in politics in junior high, when he went door-to-door in Tom Harkin’s first campaign for Congress. Norris attended Simpson College and The University of Iowa College of Law. After graduating, Norris worked for Harkin in his election campaigns and congressional office, before serving as State Director of the Iowa Farm Unity Coalition, with a mission of saving family farmers in the crisis of the 1980s.

     When Leonard Boswell first ran for Congress, Norris managed his campaign as well and served as his first chief of staff. 


Read more in the September 14th Star and Tribune/Journal.