Loebsack Will Retire Next Year

Apr 12, 2019

Iowa Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack
Credit Dave Loebsack

Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says he will not run for re-election when his current term ends.  Friday the seven-term Democrat announced he will  retire at the end of his term after being elected seven times to represent southeast Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.

The 2nd District includes Clinton, the Quad Cities, Iowa City, and Muscatine.  

Loebsack was first elected in 2006, when he beat 15-term Republican Jim Leach in a race still recalled for its civility. Before being elected to Congress, he was a political science professor at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.  

Loebsack says he intended to serve no more than 12 years but decided to run for another term after Donald Trump was elected president.