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Allen Burt Announces Run For Statehouse

February 17, 2012
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Rural Marshall County farmer, Allen Burt, announced today that he will be running for the Iowa House in district 71.  After redistricting, the new House District encompasses northeast Marshall County including:  Liscomb, Albion, Green Mountain, and Marshalltown. Burt is a fifth generation family farmer and owns and operates Burt Farm with his family north of Marshalltown.  After attending Green Mountain High School, Burt went on to graduate from Iowa State in 1984 with a degree in farm operations.  He returned to the family farm after graduating to work alongside his father and grandfather.   Burt has a long history of community service.  He was elected to the Green Mountain Garwin School Board as a member for 12 years and also served as President of the board.  For many years he has been a Trustee for Taylor Township.  Burt is an active member of the Marshall County Farm Bureau, Marshall County Pork Producers, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and the Iowa Soybean Association.  He has been a Little League coach and a Sunday School teacher.  He and his family attend Gladbrook Chapel United Methodist Church where he has held leadership positions for many years. As a small business owner, Burt knows firsthand the challenges facing the Iowa economy.  He is committed to putting Iowans back to work and bringing fiscal responsibility to the Statehouse. “Iowans deserve an efficient and effective government that doesn’t act as a road block to growth but instead gives job creators the tools to create jobs and careers for Iowans,” said Burt.  “I will work to create certainty for small businesses and give taxpayers a seat at the table.” Allen and his wife, Dee have been married 26 years and together they have four sons.  

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