A conservative leader.
Growing up in a law enforcement family in Storm Lake, IA allowed Congressman Steve King to learn the importance of justice and the rule of law. He attended Denison Community High School, where he met Marilyn Kelly, whom he married in 1972.
The King family set down their roots in southern Sac County on an acreage between Odebolt and Kiron. The King family has lived in Kiron for 38 years and are members of St. Martin’s Church in Odebolt. Steve and Marilyn have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.
King built his business and founded King Construction in 1975; he began his business with one bulldozer, and built it into a company that continues today under the ownership and management of his oldest son. One of the many lessons learned while growing both his family and his business was that government is overreaching, and too often elected officials were unwilling to be a part of the solution.
Finding himself frustrated with the status quo, King climbed down off his bulldozer and ran for State Senate. During his six years in the Iowa Senate, King served as the Chairman of the State Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Oversight Budget Committee. As he gained a reputation for being a fearless leader in the State Senate, he was selected to be a member of the Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Business and Labor Committee, and the Commerce Committee.
King’s lifelong work ethic has served him well as a Member of Congress. Elected in 2002 to the U.S. House of Representatives, he spends a tremendous amount of time in the district engaging his constituents, and has gained national stature as a leading Constitutional Conservative. King is a frequent contributor to Fox News, national magazines, newspapers and radio. He is well respected among many national conservative leaders as the “general” on the front lines.
Currently, King serves on the House Agriculture, Small Business, and Judiciary Committees.
King, a passionate defender of the sanctity of life, remains a national and steadfast voice for the unborn. He also made renewable energy his first priority as a member of Congress. King’s legislation, which was signed into law, provides the small producer tax credit for ethanol and biodiesel.
Another current and important issue to King is his legislation to fully repeal ObamaCare. The full repeal has been passed by the U.S. House multiple times with King’s language.
King’s accomplishments are recognized not only in Iowa, but also on a national level as a congressman and a statesman who fights passionately to preserve our Constitution. He consistently advocates for upholding the rule of law and dramatically decreasing the size of government.