My name is Dennis Guth and I am running for the Iowa Senate in district 4, which includes Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock and Wright counties. I am 56 years old and have called a farm just north of Klemme my home since I was born. I graduated from Klemme Community School in 1973 and from Iowa State University in 1977 with a degree in Agricultural Mechanization.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Margaret Campbell, for 34 years. We were blessed with four wonderful children and then in 1998 we answered God’s call to adopt our fifth child, a ten year old girl from Brazil.
We began to homeschool our children in 1991 in order to ensure that our values were included with their academic instruction. We have learned just as much as they have in the last 20 years.
I have served in leadership on many boards including Church boards, Klemme Area Development Organization, Hancock County Pork Producers, the Hancock County Farm Bureau and the FAMiLY LEADER/Iowa Family Policy Center. I am currently serving on the Elder board of the Britt Evangelical Free Church and am active in the LUV Iowa grassroots organization. I first became involved in politics in 1994 when I was asked to be precinct chair of the Ell Township Republicans. I have maintained that chairmanship ever since and have consistently been a county delegate and frequently served as regional and state delegate.
My concern for the godless direction of our government has grown over the years. In April 2009, when the Iowa Supreme Court issued an opinion that same sex couples could not be denied the “right” to obtain a marriage license, I was reminded of a quote from English philosopher Sir Edmund Burke. He said “All that is required for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” I knew I could no longer do nothing.
I got involved in the Let Us Vote campaign and found that many people shared my frustration with a runaway government that makes decisions that affect us while we have no say in the matter. We lobbied our legislators and campaigned for the removal the three Supreme Court justices that were up for retention. We supported conservative candidates who believe in the principals of self-government and an unchanging standard. In the 2010 elections we had much success, but we have seen many of our objectives blocked this session by a few very powerful men who don’t think that the people of Iowa should be given any say on things like the definition of marriage, the right to life for a child from the moment of conception, or the foolishness of incurring debt that must be repaid by our children.
Politics has never been my life ambition, but a desire to see our country run by a process that conforms to the Constitution compels me to get involved. Please join me in standing for Truth that is based not on the whims of men but upon the Constitution of our state and nation in agreement with “The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”