On Friday, March 6th, Grant Davis (he/him/his) officially filed for candidacy with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office to run for the Iowa House of Representatives, District #100.
“I am so grateful for all the support our campaign has received in the community thus far,” Davis said, “Whether I’m shaking hands or knocking doors, the residents of Dubuque have made one thing clear to me; they want to see a change in our government. I’m excited to get to work and be part of that change”
At 21 years old, Davis is on track to be the youngest gay man elected to office in American history.
“I’m very, very proud to be able to make history like this,” Davis said, “Now more than ever, it is so important that we have visible LGBT+ representation in our government. As Republicans in the Iowa House continue to attack our community down in the statehouse, our voices need to be heard. I will be honored to advocate for our community upon election.”
Before announcing his campaign, Davis used his platform online to engage young voters during the 2018 midterm election, helping hundreds register to vote and find their polling location. Davis also announced Tuesday morning that after many inquiries, he will continue his YouTube channel through the campaign.
“Ever since I announced my candidacy, I’ve received a number of messages about whether I will continue my YouTube channel,” Davis said, “I'm excited to announce that the answer is, yes. However, I am going to be switching up the content I release. I have decided that my campaign is going to film the process of running for office, in the hope of helping other people decide to run for office. My campaign has always been about getting young people into politics and what I’ve learned is that you need to meet young people where they are, online. There is not very much accessible political content geared towards young people available on [YouTube] and I hope to help fill that niche.”
“This is only the beginning for our campaign,” Davis said. “I’m excited to get to work.”