Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is running to become Madison County Attorney. Schultz ran and lost in the Republican primary for the Third District Congressional seat after deciding not to pursue a second term as Secretary of State.
He says he recently made the decision to pursue the county office. “I had a lot of people encouraging me to do it, public service is always something that I felt is important. I took a little time off and went on a vacation with my family. When we came back we just felt that this was the right thing for us,” Schultz says.
Schultz moved to Truro a year-and-a-half ago and was asked about those who say he hasn’t lived in the area long enough to represent the people there. “This is a situation where it’s not about money, and I could have made a lot more money working at a law firm in Des Moines, I’ve got a lot of legal experience and professional experience,” Schultz says. “I have a passion for public service and I really care about the community I live in. I love Madison County, it is like heaven for us.”
Schultz had lived in Council Bluffs and served on the city council there before his 2010 election to statewide office.