Ottumwa – Packwood businessman Adrian Dickey won the special nominating convention and will be the Republican nominee in the special election for Iowa Senate District 41.  
“I’m honored to have the support of the delegates,” said Dickey. "I look forward to working with them to retain this seat and continue to push for limited government, lower taxes and more career opportunities in southeast Iowa.” 
“Adrian is exactly the kind of candidate we have recruited over the last several cycles,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny. “He is a leader, a hard worker and he is deeply rooted in his community, and he volunteers his time to make his community a better place. He is a natural fit for the district and a natural fit with the current Republican members in the Iowa Senate.”  

Dickey is a father of 2 children and a lifelong resident of Packwood, IA. He graduated from Pekin-Packwood in Spring of 1992 and earned a Bachelor of Technology, magna cum laude, University of Northern Iowa Spring of 1995. He hurried through college to return to the family business. He started working at Dickey Transport in 1986 at the age of 13, washing trucks and sweeping floors. Upon graduation from UNI, he accepted a full-time position in May of 1995 loading trucks and over the past 26 years has progressed to the position of President. Dickey also is on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Motor Truck Association.  

Since 1992 Dickey has served as a member of the Packwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, a board member and Past President of the Jefferson County Hospital Foundation from 2004-2013. He is a Parish Council Member, and active in Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Fairfield, IA and is very active in the Pekin Community School District.  

Senate District 41 includes most of Wapello and Jefferson Counties and all of Davis and Van Buren County.  


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