Ryan Howard - running for Iowa House and Harold Youngblut - running for Iowa Senate
Both candidates will join us October 19th to field questions and detail their campaigns.
Ryan Howard was born and raised in Waterloo and lives in Cedar Falls with his wife, Bruna.
Ryan has worked at John Deere for 12 years. During his career in supply management and operations, he has visited more than 20 countries and over 120 manufacturing facilities. He has also negotiated global purchasing contracts of over $50 million. In his current role, Ryan evaluates new suppliers and helps them improve their manufacturing and business operations.
Ryan holds an MBA from Iowa State University, where he also completed a BS in Industrial Engineering. Ryan also holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, which he completed in 2019 through Louisiana Baptist University.
Ryan and his wife own a state-registered in-home Child Care and are registered foster parents. He currently serves the community through youth mentoring, supporting the local child care and mental health coalitions, and serving on the Cedar Valley United Way Board of Directors. Ryan is also on his church’s Business Advisory Team.
Harold Youngblut is the Republican nominee for the Iowa State Senate in District 30 which includes Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Waterloo. Youngblut is a Black Hawk County farmer and local businessman.
He’s a graduate of Dysart-Geneso High School and briefly attended Iowa State University before returning home to work on the family farm. Youngblut has been farming for more than 40 years and currently operates the family farm with his second oldest son. In 2005, he founded Deercreek Development LLC which is redeveloping the area in Waterloo between Highways 63 and 20.
He played a major role in the negotiations that led to the demolition of the old Greyhound Racing facility that sat on that location. To date, several new businesses have moved into the surrounding area including the UnityPoint Sleep Clinic, Mauer Iowa Center, and Loves Travel Stops. He is passionate about giving back to his community.
He's coached girls basketball for more than 20 years and also led a local boy scout troop. He works hard each day to ensure that young Iowans succeed in school and beyond. Youngblut resides in Hudson with his wife, Amy. They have five adult children and nine grandchildren.  
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