Iowa Field Report | July 6, 2022

"Democratic state house candidate Sonya Heitshusen recklessly discharged a handgun in her home, shattering her sliding glass door, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Iowa Feld Report. The incident occurred on Monday, June 27th, around 11:20 pm.

According to the affidavit, the handgun involved in the incident, a black Glock 21, did not belong to Heitshusen and did not have a safety. The report also indicated that alcohol was a factor in the event.

In the summer of 2014, Heitshusen was arrested for drunk driving. She later pled guilty to the charge that Fall.

Heitshusen, a former TV reporter and anchor, announced her intention to run for Iowa House District 28 in January of this year. Recently she won her primary election. She will face Republican David Young in November.

Sonya also works for Democratic State Auditor Rob Sand, where she serves as the office’s public information officer.

Heitshusen must now appear in court on July 18th to answer the charges against her – Reckless use of a firearm and property damage.


Additional inquiries sent to the State Auditor’s Office asking for clarification on the journalism degree press policy were ignored.

Iowa Field Report has reached out to Auditor Sand’s office for comment on the matter and will update the post if we receive a response."

Read the full story here.

"For months, Sonya Heitshusen has been lecturing Iowans about responsible gun ownership, yet she is drunkenly shooting off guns next to a bike path and a major roadway," said Republican Party of Iowa Communications Director Kollin Crompton. "This is Democrat hypocrisy at its absolute worst."


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