State Representative Greg Heartsill and State Senator Amy Sinclair announced their endorsements for Jon Thorup, who is currently running for Iowa House District 28 after Heartsill announced he would not seek re-election.

Senator Sinclair tells KNIA/KRLS News why she has given her support for Thorup.

“He’s spent his entire career in law enforcement in the area, has been a constant advocate for the people of Marion County, and he has contacted me about issues not only about public safety but also that are important to our way of life. He understands the process and works to make his neighborhood better, and I believe he will make a phenomenal legislator and I’m certainly proud to support him in those efforts.”

Heartsill agreed with Sinclair, but had other reasons for announcing his support.

“Candidates often share long lists of accolades and credentials that they have or claim to have. If one wants to be an effective legislator in Des Moines, that person must also be humble and have integrity. Jonathan Thorup has a proven record with the Iowa State Patrol in serving and protecting the public. That speaks volumes in itself.”

Thorup is running against Jon Van Wyk in the Republican Primary to be held on June 5th, with the winner moving on to the general election in November.