Rep. Quentin Stanerson, R-Center Point, has announced he’ll seek re-election to a second term this fall.
Stanerson was first elected to the Iowa House in 2012 to represent House 95, which includes portions of southern Buchanan and northern Linn Counties.
In his first term, Stanerson, a teacher and coach at North Linn High School, has worked on education issues as vice chair of the House Education Committee. He has also served on the Local Government, State Government, Veterans Affairs, and Ways and Means committees as well as the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.
Democrat Krisit Keast, a Mount Vernon teacher who he defeated in 2012, will challenge him.
Stanerson was born and raised in eastern Iowa. After graduation from high school he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served multiple overseas deployments and was head of Tactical Air Control Party and assisted in the calling in of Close Air Support.
Stanerson has undergraduate degrees from Kirkwood Community College and Coe College and his master’s in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University.He and his wife, Nikki, live in Center Point and have three small children.