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A message from the editor: Contact your legislators

Published: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

The American “federal” form of government (not to be confused with “the federal government”) requires feedback from its citizens at every level to operate most effectively.

The right to speak out for or against our government is as old as the institution itself. So don’t be silent. Believe it or not, that’s what lobbying is.

Below are the names and contact information for our elected officials in Washington, D.C., and Des Moines. It is our hope you will use them to help ensure “Government of the People, by the People, for the People.”

— Bob Eschliman

Daily News Editor

Barack Obama

President of the United States

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

Comments Line: (202) 456-1111

Online email form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

Chuck Grassley

United States Senator

135 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-3744

Online email form: http://www.grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Tom Harkin

United States Senator

731 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-3254

Online email form: http://www.harkin.senate.gov/contact_opinion.cfm

Bruce Braley

United States Representative

1st Congressional District of Iowa

2263 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-2911

Online email form: http://braley.house.gov/contact

Dave Loebsack

United States Representative

2nd Congressional District of Iowa

1527 Longworth House Office Building 

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-6576

Online email form: https://loebsack.house.gov/contactform/default.aspx

Tom Latham

United States Representative

3rd Congressional District of Iowa

2217 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-5476

Online email form: http://latham.house.gov/contact/

Steve King

United States Representative

4th Congressional District of Iowa

1131 Longworth Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-4426

Online email form: https://forms.house.gov/king/webforms/issue_subscribe.html

Terry Branstad

Governor of Iowa

State Capitol

1007 E. Grand Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50319

(515) 281-5211

Amy Sinclair

State Senator-Elect

Iowa Senate District 14

Senate Switchboard: (515) 281-3371


Dennis Black

State Senator

Iowa Senate District 15

Senate Switchboard: (515) 281-3371


Greg Heartsill

State Representative-Elect

Iowa House District 28

House Switchboard: (515) 281-3221

Email: greg.heartsill@legis.iowa.gov

Dan Kelley

State Representative

Iowa House District 29

House Switchboard: (515) 281-3221

Email: dan.kelley@legis.iowa.gov

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