(Le Mars) — State Representative Dr. Tom Jeneary of Le Mars made an announcement over the weekend regarding his intentions to seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives.
Jeneary, a Republican, will be completing his fourth year in the Iowa Legislature. He currently is the vice chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and also serves on the Public Safety, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs committees. Recently, House Speaker Pat Grassley appointed Jeneary to also serve on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Sub-committee. Jeneary says he still has unfinished work yet to be done.
Jeneary identifies those issues he believes will come up during the next legislative session.
Dr. Jeneary was appointed to the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners by former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and served six years on the state dental board. Due to the new redistricting, Jeneary will face fellow House Republican state representative, Skylar Wheeler of Orange City as both are residents of the newly formed State House District 3. Wheeler announced his intentions of seeking re-election last week. Jeneary says he knows he will need to meet with the people of Sioux County in order to introduce himself.
The new House District 3 splits both Plymouth County and Sioux County. The southern border of the new district is county road C-38. In Plymouth County it involves the communities of Le Mars, Brunsville, Akron, Westfield, Craig, Struble, Seney, and Oyens. The northern boundary is along County road B-40 and includes the communities of Orange City, Alton, Maurice, Ireton, and Hawarden. Sioux Center is excluded from the district, however a portion of Sheldon is part of the House District 3.