Joe Mitchell is a 21-year-old state Republican legislator from Wayland. He discusses his first experiences being part of the Iowa Legislature and the new group he has joined to give younger leaders a voice in politics.
Some of Iowa's youngest state lawmakers have made a plan to break through partisan gridlock and foster cooperation between Democrats and Republicans. On this News Buzz edition of River to River, host Emily Woodbury talks with two members of the Iowa Future Caucus, Senator Zack Wahls and Representative Joe Mitchell, about their priorities at the capitol and why they feel they are well equipped to tackle the partisan divide.
Today, Senators Zach Nunn (R-15) and Zach Wahls (D-37) and Representatives Lindsay James (D-99) and Joe Mitchell (R-84) announced the creation of the Iowa Future Caucus, a brand-new caucus comprised of legislators age 40 and under. With the launch, Iowa becomes the 28th state to join Millennial Action Project’s national State Future Caucus Network.