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Siouxland students get ready to take part in their first election


U.S. Congressman Steve King has served western Iowa for more than a decade in Washington. Before that, he served in the Iowa Senate. Now, his experience is sparking the interest of some students who are exploring a future in politics. Like MOC-Floyd Valley senior Cara Venema.

"The things that they're doing in the government right now are going to be what's affecting us when we're adults and when we get out of college. So that's very important to me," said Cara Venema, senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School.

Juniors and seniors at the Orange City school had the chance to ask Congressman King questions about immigration, abortion, minimum wage, marijuana and events happening overseas. Some students said the question-and-answer session helped them them feel more educated as first-time voters.

"It really made a broader aspect of each of the topics we included, which will give me a lot more of an understanding when I go to the polls," said senior Trever Huss.

"I actually just registered to vote on Friday and I'm really excited to put my perspective out there," said senior Amber Vander Veen.

The first vote of what King hopes will be many for these young voters.

Elections for U.S. Senate will be held on November 4th. You must be at least 18-years-old to vote in the state of Iowa. For more information on how to register to vote, click here.

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