For Iowa’s Fifth District

A comparison

This was in the Des Moines Register. Pretty straightforward… (Mr. King and Mr. Hubler are vying for the Fifth Congressional District here in Iowa — the most Republican district in the nation, according to some experts.)

Steve King

PARTY: Republican

OFFICE SOUGHT: 5th Congressional District

AGE: 59

BORN: May 28, 1949

BIRTHPLACE: Storm Lake, Ia.

RESIDENCE: Kiron

EDUCATION: Attended Northwest Missouri State University

JOB HISTORY: Former construction company head

POLITICAL HISTORY: State senator from 1996-2002. Has served three terms in the U.S. House.

FAMILY: Wife, Marilyn; three adult sons, two grandchildren.

RELIGION: Catholic

CAMPAIGN CONTACT: P.O. Box 400, Early, IA 50535; (712) 273-5097; king@kingforcongress.com; www.kingforcongress.com.


Rob L. Hubler

PARTY: Democrat

OFFICE SOUGHT: 5th Congressional District

DATE OF BIRTH: June 6, 1943

PLACE OF BIRTH: Concordia, Kan.

CURRENT RESIDENCE: Council Bluffs

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s, Parsons College, Fairfield; master of divinity, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

JOB HISTORY: U.S. Navy, 1962-69; staff of U.S. Sen. Dick Clark, 1973-78; political consultant, 1979-89; Presbyterian minister serving five Iowa congregations and then churches in Nebraska, Kansas and California, 1991-2000; teacher of severely disabled children, Training Education and Research Institute, 2003-04.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Staff to U.S. Sen. Dick Clark, 1973-1978; western Iowa coordinator for Clark’s and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s campaigns in 1972. Directed the 3rd Congressional District campaign for Lynn Cutler of Waterloo, 1980.

RELIGION: Presbyterian

FAMILY: Two children

CAMPAIGN CONTACT: Hubler for Congress, P.O. Box 2041, Council Bluffs, IA, 51502, www.hublercongress.com.

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