Republican Party of Iowa issues statements on the passing of Rep. Dwayne Alons

(DES MOINES) — Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann and Co-Chair Cody Hoefert released the following statements after learning of the passing of Rep. Dwayne Alons:

“I served 8 years in the Iowa House of Representatives with Dwayne Alons. He was a stalwart conservative…steadfast and dedicated to his country, state, and district. He was a General in the Air National Guard and a patriot in every sense of the word. Dedicated to his family and especially his wife, Clarice, who served with him every step of the way, Dwayne Alons was the citizen legislator I was proud to call friend.”–Chairman Jeff Kaufmann

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Rep. Alons. Clarice has lost her life partner, his kids lost a great dad and Iowans have lost a steadfast public servant. He has been a solid public servant from his time in the military to his time serving in the Iowa House. I am proud to have called him a mentor and friend. He will be missed by many.” –Co-Chair Cody Hoefert

Rep. Dwayne Alons was first elected to the Iowa House in 1998.  He was a farmer and retired Iowa Air National Guard Brigadier General.  He leaves behind his wife, Clarice, four children and 13 grandchildren.