26 Jun 2014 — 03:53 PM
State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City officially launched his re-election campaign to the Iowa House of Representatives in House District 13, which includes the eastern portion of Sioux City.
“Over the last six years, I’ve listened to the people of Sioux City and worked to lower property taxes and keep our community competitive with South Dakota and Nebraska,” said Hall. “I’ll keep listening to the people of my district and working on the issues important to them.”
Hall is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House. He serves as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee and on the Commerce and National Resources Committees. Hall also serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership team.
“It’s been a great honor serving the people of Siouxland in the Iowa House,” said Hall, who works at Western Iowa Tech Community College. “We need public officials with vision and a will to represent their entire district. As state representative, I'll keep delivering results and draw new investments into Sioux City.”
During the 85th General Assembly, Hall led efforts to renew the Targeted Jobs program for Sioux City. It is a primary tool for economic development in the tri-state area. The program is responsible for over 1,600 jobs and $115 million of private investment in Sioux City. Hall authored legislation to extend the program for an additional five years, now expiring June 30, 2018.
A fourth-generation resident of Siouxland, Chris Hall was raised with a strong belief in public service. Hall attended North High School in Sioux City, where he graduated as valedictorian. Hall stayed in Iowa and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Grinnell College. He is a member of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Farm Bureau, downtown Sioux City Rotary Club, and Sioux City Growth Organization. He is an avid cyclist, and enjoys volunteering for the Siouxland Soup Kitchen and serving as a classroom tutor for Big Brothers Big Sisters in his free time.