MASON CITY – Republican contender Shawn Dietz, vying for the Iowa Senate seat for District 27, has added a big name to his ticket.
The Dietz campaign announced today the addition of former State Representative and former Mason City Mayor Bill Schickel to the campaign team. Dietz says that Schickel will be working alongside campaign chairwoman Barbara Hovland in an advisory role for the duration of the campaign.
“It’s a great honor to have Bill on board to help with our campaign,” Dietz said in making the announcement. “He’s been a mentor to me in both my personal and professional life, and I’m very pleased that he has agreed to help me be successful in my quest to represent the people of the 27th District in the Iowa Senate.”
“I think that Shawn’s message is a bold one, and I know that he will do a fantastic job at being the voice of the people he represents just as he did as Mayor of Hampton,” said Schickel. “I know Shawn has already been working hard throughout this campaign, and I sincerely hope that the people of Mason City take time to get to know him. For our voices to be truly represented in the Iowa Legislature, we must have a Senate Majority that does not hold things up because of partisan differences. Shawn understands what it means to be a public servant, and that’s what we need in the Iowa Senate right now.”
Bill Schickel has a well documented history of public service. Bill was elected by the people of Mason City to serve three terms as Mayor, and was later elected to serve three terms in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Dietz is facing incumbent Democrat Amanda Ragan in the November election.