Meet Congressman King
Congressman Steve King grew up in Storm Lake and Denison, Iowa, graduating from Denison Community High School. There he met Marilyn Kelly who he married in 1972. The Kings live in southern Sac County and are members of St. Martin's Church in Odebolt. Steve and Marilyn have three grown sons and five grandchildren.
King founded King Construction in 1975 with one bulldozer and built it into a company that continues today under the ownership and management of his oldest son. One of the many lessons learned while growing both his family and his business was that government is overreaching, and too often elected officials were unwilling to be a part of the solution.
Finding himself frustrated with the status quo, King climbed down off his bulldozer and ran for State Senate where he served as Chairman of the State Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Oversight Budget Committee. A fearless leader in the State Senate, he was also a member of the Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Business and Labor Committee, and the Commerce Committee.
Elected in 2002 to the U.S. House of Representatives, he spends a tremendous amount of time in the 5th Congressional District engaging his constituents, and has gained national stature as a leading Constitutional Conservative; a frequent contributor to Fox News, national magazines, newspapers and radio. King is well respected among many national conservative leaders as the general on the front lines.
Currently, King serves on the House Agriculture, Small Business, and Judiciary Committees. As ranking member of the Judiciary Committee's Immigration Subcommittee, he is poised to become the next chair. King, a passionate defender of the sanctity of life, remains a strident voice for the unborn.
King has sponsored legislation to fully repeal ObamaCare, a measure endorsed by former Speaker Newt Gingrich who described the bill as "the most practical solution to repeal ObamaCare.”
King's accomplishments are recognized not only in Iowa but on a national level as a Congressman and a statesman fighting to preserve our Constitution, showing a transparent and consistent pattern of supporting the rule of law and intent to dramatically decrease the size of government.