Iowa Renewable Fuels Issues Forum Scheduled

Cindy Zimmerman

Candidates for the Republican nomination for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District will address key issues for the state at the Rural and Renewable Fuels Issue Forum to be held May 30 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee.

Candidates U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra and Kevin Virgil have both confirmed their attendance at the event sponsored by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

During the forum each candidate will be given the opportunity to address a series of questions impacting rural Iowa, including topics on farming, livestock production, renewable fuels, and rural life.

Rep. Randy Feenstra hails from Hull, Iowa where he has served in several different capacities in Hull, Sioux Center and as a Senator at the statehouse before winning the Republican nomination for the 4th congressional district in 2020. Leading up to his role of U.S. Representative, Feenstra held a career in sales and as a professor at Dordt University. He was reelected in 2022 and now seeks a third term.

Kevin Virgil is an O’Brien County native. Virgil served in the Army and later joined the Center Intelligence Agency (CIA). He has also led a career on Wall Street and as an entrepreneur when he co-founded a data analytics company called Polysentry. He now seeks the nomination for Iowa’s 4th district.

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