Vote Dave Lorenzen For Iowa House District 44

Safer Communities.

Quality Schools.

Affordable Healthcare.

After serving in Law Enforcement for more than 40 years, Dave knows what it takes to keep a community safe. He has served with numerous organizations in support of community safety and is connected with the issues that affect our region everyday.

Dave Lorenzen is a Waukee resident and the Chief of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement Bureau. Dave has extensive experience in combating human trafficking, and in 2018 he was appointed to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.

As a 42-year veteran of law enforcement, Dave Lorenzen knows what it takes to keep our families and communities safe and will always stand up for the men and women who protect us.

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Dave Will Fight For:

  • Safe Communities
  • High-Quality Schools
  • Accessible and Affordable Healthcare
  • Keeping Taxes Low
  • Efficient and Safe Transportation Solutions

Taxes & Spending

Under Republican leadership, Iowa’s budget is solid.  Our reserves and rainy day fund are full, and taxes have been cut for working families and small businesses.


Iowa’s investment in K-12 funding has increased by nearly $1 billion under Republican leadership, to an all-time high of $3.4 billion.

Health Care

Republicans are leading the effort to make health care more affordable and accessible to all Iowans, including expanding the availability of mental health services and taking steps to keep more doctors in our state – especially in small towns and rural Iowa.

National Group Hails Iowa’s Budgeting Practices

The Council of State Governments said Iowa is the most fiscally sound, most resilient state in the country when it comes to battling through COVID-19.

(The Council of State Governments, July 2020)

Dr. Gary Rosberg

I have known Dave Lorenzen for several years and worked alongside of him in serving the law enforcement heroes he led in the State of Iowa. I live in his district and am 100% behind him as a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives. He is an excellent leader and will serve his constituents and all Iowans with the same integrity that he served his officers. We are fortunate to have him as a candidate!

Dr. Gary Rosberg

Adam Gregg

“I‘m honored to support and endorse Dave Lorenzen for the Iowa House of Representatives. He has a heart for serving and protecting his fellow citizens.  I have the utmost confidence that his experience  and dedication will serve his constituents well.”

Lt Governor Adam Gregg

George Wood

I am pleased to endorse Dave Lorenzen for Iowa House District 44. Dave has an excellent history of public service and accomplishments in his law enforcement career. I have come to appreciate his hard work and common sense positions in this campaign. He will provide solid representation of the people living in this district. Join me in voting for Dave.

George Wood
West Des Moines

Jean Gibbs

The  local election for Iowa House District 44 will affect not only our lives but those of our children.  As Iowans tackle the difficult decisions that lie ahead, Dave Lorenzen’s years of law enforcement experience and the fact that his wife Cheryl, Is a teacher, will be priceless as he defends the Iowa way of life we cherish.  He will back our police and advocate for safe  communities with quality schools.  He will fight for lower taxes and accessible health care.  Dave is an honest man of integrity, and I trust him.  He will uphold Republican and Iowa values.  Your vote is so important.  Vote for Dave Lorenzen Iowa House District 44.


Waukee resident Jean Gibbs

Kellie Paschke

I have had the pleasure of working with Chief Dave Lorenzen for many years and have witnessed his commitment to protecting and serving Iowans. As a mom, my number one priority is the safety of my family. Dave knows what it takes to keep our growing community safe because he does it every day, serving as a law enforcement officer for over 40 years. He will listen to the needs and concerns of his constituents and work in a bi-partisan fashion to promote solutions just as he has done countless times throughout his career in public service. Under Dave’s leadership Waukee, Clive, and West Des Moines will continue to thrive, while remaining safe and family friendly.

Kellie Paschke

Charles Schneider

Dave has spent his entire career serving and protecting others  regardless of their political affiliation.  That’s the same approach he will take in the Iowa House.

State Senator Charles Schneider

Eric Klein

I had the pleasure of serving with Dave Lorenzen on the Clive Parks and Recreation Board where Dave’s thoughtful insight and active engagement help shape the beautiful Clive Greenbelt park system.  Dave’s law enforcement background and conservative ideas make him the ideal candidate to represent Iowa House District 44.  Please join me in voting for Dave Lorenzen.

Eric Klein Clive City Councilmember

Kim Reynolds

“I am proud to endorse Dave Lorenzen for the Iowa House of Representatives and look forward to supporting his campaign.  As a life-long Iowan, a respected law enforcement officer for 42 years, and through serving in various local government roles, Dave has dedicated his life to public service,” said Governor Reynolds.“ At the Iowa State House he will apply his strong work ethic and knowledge of local issues to make our state and even better place to live, work and raise a family.“


Governor Kim Reynolds

Rob Taylor

Dave Lorenzen has spent much of his professional life serving the people of Iowa. I have no doubt that Dave will continue to be a outstanding public servant who will continue to put others before self… and it’s for that reason I wholeheartedly support him for State Representative.
Former State Representative Rob Taylor.

Joe Manatt

Dave Lorenzen will bring his knowledge of working with governmental agencies and law enforcement organizations to the statehouse.  He understands the issues of today and how to best deal with them.  Dave has the values of honesty and integrity  lead his conservative viewpoints.  We look forward to seeing Dave Lorenzen represent Iowa House District 44.


Joe Manatt founder of InRoads LLC.

Terry Branstad

Dave Lorenzen’s 42 years of law enforcement service along with his strong work ethic position him well to be a state representative.

Dave is a lifelong Iowan that has dedicated his life to public service and I am proud to endorse Dave Lorenzen for the Iowa House.

Former Ambassador to China and former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Gary and Carol Schug

We are endorsing Dave Lorenzen for State Representative.  We believe Dave will help the State continue to grow in economic development and education excellence.  He recognizes the need for literacy for our children to be ready for the work force, affordable housing and citizen involvement to promote relationships to get things done. 

We have known Dave and his family for over 12 years as a neighbor and friend.  Dave is a dedicated Christian who we have found to be fair, of sound judgement, and committed and focused on personal and state goals.  His service to Iowa through the DOT as Chief of Motor Vehicle Enforcement and his work with current and past administrations give him a wealth of knowledge of how to get things done and move Iowa forward.

Waukee residents Gary and Carol Schug.

Shirley Andre

I have known Dave Lorenzen and worked with him more than two decades.  In that time, I have found him to be a man of his word, a dedicated law enforcement officer, fiscal conservative and a Christian who tries to live his faith.  I believe he will provide the leadership necessary to help move Iowa forward in these very uncertain times.

Waukee resident Shirley Andre retired Motor Vehicle Division Director with the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Sheriff Chad Leonard

I have known Dave Lorenzen for several years.  He is a very honest and upright person and would make an outstanding state representative.  I look forward to seeing what he can do in that position and believe the people in District 44 would be proud to have Dave Lorenzen represent them.  
Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard

Don Frazer

Dave has been a valued friend for over 30 years. We met at church shortly after he and his family moved to Oelwein. Dave has held leadership roles in his church, has served on the Oelwein school board, and has moved up the ranks into various leadership roles during a long career at the Iowa Department of Transportation. He is well- spoken, smart, calm and a person of highest integrity. I think he will serve our district well when elected to represent District 44 in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Don Frazer of Waukee, former Waukee Chamber of Commerce President

Adam Steen

Character, wisdom, and stewardship are traits that I seek in a leader. Dave Lorenzen has my support because he exemplifies these traits. A vote for Dave Lorenzen is a vote for proven character, practiced wisdom, and time-tested stewardship. Vote for Dave Lorenzen for House District 44!

Adam Steen, Businessman, Community Advocate, Minister

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Waukee Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

The Waukee Chamber of Commerce is holding a virtual candidate forum for House District 44 that will be broadcast online on October 15 at 7:00 PM.