from Pawlenty for President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gov. Tim Pawlenty for President
MINNEAPOLIS – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his
Iowa Legislative Steering Committee today.
am fortunate to have this talented group of legislators on my team,”
Governor Pawlenty said. "Their experience and knowledge combined
their eagerness to restore American prosperity bolsters my Iowa
campaign's efforts to build successful coalitions in this important
The Iowa Legislative Steering Committee includes:
Erik Helland is a resident of Johnston. He was a BSA Officer at
Bank until he became the State Director for Gov. Pawlenty’s campaign.
Helland was first elected in 2008. He is the Majority Whip
Randy Feenstra has served in the Iowa Senate since 2009. He was a sales
manager for the Foreign Candy Company before serving as a City
Administrator of Hull, Iowa for seven years. In 2006, he was elected
Sioux County Treasurer.
- Rep. Linda Miller was first elected in 2006 and is the Human
Resources Committee Chair. She is a Registered Nurse.
Steve Lukan is from Dubuque, Iowa. He is an Assistant Leader and
helped his father run Lukan Service until August of 2008. Since then,
he has joined English Insurance in Dyersville as an Account Executive
specializing in commercial insurance. Steve was first elected in
Chris Hagenow was first elected to the Iowa House in 2008, and
re-elected to a second term in 2010. Chris is the Chairman of the House
Committee on Government Oversight. Chris is a partner at Whitaker
Matt Windschitl was first elected in 2006 at the age of 22, becoming
the youngest legislator serving in the General Assembly. He was elected
to serve as an Assistant Minority Leader in November 2008.
- Sen. Rob Bacon won election against an incumbent in 2010. He has
managed and owned funeral homes since 1983.
Shawn Hamerlinck works as a Youth Field Specialist in the Iowa State
University Scott County Extension office where he develops youth
programming and oversees programs such as 4-H. In addition,
is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Augustana and Black Hawk College. He
was first elected in 2008.
Chip Baltimore is from Boone, Iowa and was elected in 2010.
works for Boone Bank & Trust Co. as in-house counsel,
vice-president and trust officer.
Joel Fry and his wife, Heather, have four children. They live in rural
Osceola where they own two small businesses. He was elected in 2010.