Coffee with Bacon

Iowa Representative Rob Bacon met with community members at the Webster City Hy-Vee on Monday morning.

Bacon was invited to tour the business by Webster City Hy-Vee Store Director Dale Mitchell. Before the tour, he spoke with members of the Hamilton County Republican Central Committee and others who were enjoying coffee and breakfast in the Hy-Vee dining area.

The Iowa House District 48 Representative is seeking re-election this year. Bacon is running unopposed. However, he said meeting coffee groups in Webster City and across the district is still beneficial.

“It opens up a conversation as to what do you see your communities needing, what do you see the state needing, what can we do to help,” Bacon said.

In those talks, Bacon said he has often discussed issues such as jobs and a fuel tax increase. On the latter topic, Bacon said a large majority of people he’s spoken with support an increase. Bacon said he would be in favor of raising the tax because using bonds to pay for road and bridge repairs would cost taxpayers interest.

“You get absolutely nothing as a taxpayer for interest,” Bacon said.

While Bacon has mostly heard support for the increase, he said some of his colleagues have heard strong opposition from their constituents. Bacon said it will be interesting to see if the increase is contested and if it passes.

With the general election about a month away, Bacon said he’s grateful to the people of the district he represents for entrusting him with their interests.

“It is a privilege and an honor to serve,” Bacon said.