WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Club for Growth today announced that no Iowa state legislators scored high enough to be a Defender of Economic Freedom on the new Club for Growth Foundation 2020 Iowa State Legislative Scorecard.

“The Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard is already the gold-standard in publishing the voting records of Senators and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on economic legislation, and the State Legislative Scorecards help educate citizens about which elected officials are champions of pro-growth policies at the state level.” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “Republicans dominate Iowa’s legislature and many statewide offices like governor and lieutenant governor, but big government, anti-growth policies continue to be favored by the politicians in Des Moines. Some members of the legislature are close to being true defenders of economic freedom, but they need to step up and fight for the taxpayers more than they ever have before.”

Key Takeaways on Iowa’s 2020 Scorecard:

Iowa Senate

  • Average Republican Score: 81%
  • Average Democrat Score: 22%
  • Highest Rated Republican: Sen. Jake Chapman, 95%
  • Lowest Rated Republican: Sen. Jim Carlin, 70%
  • Highest Rated Democrat: Sen. Rich Taylor, 32%
  • Lowest Rated Democrat: Sen. Robert Hogg 8%

Iowa House

  • Average Republican Score: 62%
  • Average Democrat Score: 27%
  • Highest Rated Republican: Rep. Skyler Wheeler, 88%
  • Lowest Rated Republican: Rep. Gary Worthan, 54%
  • Highest Rated Democrats: Rep. Mary Lynn Wolfe and Rep. Todd Prichard, 47%
  • Lowest Rated Democrat: Rep. Marti Anderson, 6%

The Club for Growth Foundation’s Iowa legislative scorecard is similar to scorecards that the Foundation previously has released for Florida, Virginia, Missouri, New Mexico, Iowa, Tennessee, and Texas as part of its new state legislative vote study initiative. The Club for Growth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on educating the public about the value of free markets, pro-growth policies, and economic prosperity.