I am still adding more details to it, but here is a hint of what my first 100 days as Iowa Governor would look like. We would tackle several problems such as the budget crisis, running out of prison space, criminal justice reform, and economic stability within those first 100 days. It is a plan that people across the political spectrum can get behind.

  • Restoration of Rights-
    • On my first day, I would sign an Executive Order to restore voting rights to anyone that has paid for their crime and served their time with an exception made for those convicted of voter fraud.  
    • As Governor, I will appoint a committee to review every Iowa inmate’s case so that I can commute the sentence, and ask the Legislature to expunge, the records of any and all prisoners held only for victimless crimes such as marijuana possession.
    • Review case by case to restore gun rights to anyone convicted of a victimless crime in an Iowa court.
  • Cutting Government Waste-
    • Begin an efficiency audit of every state agency and board.  Revamp Results Iowa for accountability to each board and agency.  Recommend the consolidation of all human rights commission boards into one larger board for improved participation and efficiency.  Include all recommended consolidations and eliminations in the 2020 budget.  
    • Begin the process to bring all state websites under one website saving the state money in technology costs.  
    • Recommend in the next budget eliminations to any state promotion boards which pass costs on to producers and consumers.
  • Economic Freedom-
    • Work with members of the legislature on a plan to help Iowa’s rural communities, poorest Iowans, and small businesses by phasing out the state sales tax over 10 years.  
    • Work with members of the legislature on allowing industrial hemp to be grown by Iowa farmers.
    • Veto any budget that is not balanced.
    • Work to eliminate the state’s research activity tax credit that gives welfare checks to large corporations.   
  • Modernize Iowa’s Education System-
    • Work with the legislature to open up Iowa’s schools to market competition as much as possible.
    • Use technology to reduce costs and improve our education system.  Work with technology companies to implement new ideas to improve education while reducing costs.  
  • Medical Freedom and Health Care-
    • Work with the legislature to pass a comprehensive medical cannabis bill that includes post-traumatic stress and eliminates the cronyism under current bills for production.  
    • Recommend the next year’s budget moves money from fighting victimless crimes and imprisoning the mentally ill and towards mental health funding.
    • End the crony state Medicaid privatization fiasco.  
  • Civil Liberties-
    • Work with members of the legislature to pass additional laws prohibiting civil asset forfeiture abuse.