King wins 4th district


U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

Steve King won the race for the 4th Congressional District against opponent Christie Vilsack.

Political party: Republican

Born: May 28, 1949

Family: Wife — Marilyn King.  Three children, five grandchildren.

Alma Mater: Northwest Missouri State University (B.S.).


Started his business, King Construction, in 1975.

Political experience:

Served as an Iowa senator for the Sixth District from 1996 to 2002. During this time he was the Chairman of the State Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Oversight Budget Committee.

King became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003 for Iowa’s Fifth District. As a representative, he has served on the Committee of Agriculture, the Committee of the Judiciary and the Committee on Small Business.


King is a pro-life supporter and voted no on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.

Gun Control

King is a strong supporter of individual gun ownership laws.

Same-sex marriage

He believes marriage is between a man and a woman and would like to pass a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Agriculture and Energy

King helped to write the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, which is more commonly known as the Farm Bill. He hopes to keep his district a leader in wind energy, ethanol and biodiesel production.


King would like to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He would like to allow purchasing of insurance across state lines to lower costs and add competition to the market. King would also like to reform the medical liability system to lower the number of “frivolous” lawsuits and “defense medicine.”


King does not support amnesty policies and believes that the United States needs a more secure border. He has proposed a concrete border wall that he says is “cost efficient, easy to construct and impenetrable.”


King would like a balance budget and is a strong supporter of private sector businesses. 

He would like to eliminate the federal income tax and replace it with a Fair Tax, which would be a national sales tax.

King also believes that Social Security and Medicare are in need of reform.