Jack Hatch For Mayor

Jack Hatch

I’m Jack Hatch. I’m a builder who specializes in affordable housing, and a former state senator.

As a legislator, I protected our water by authoring the state’s largest environmental cleanup program and fought for better healthcare, working to expand the state’s Medicaid Program, and successfully leading the expansion of Child Health Care programs, which gave an additional thirty thousand Iowa children healthcare. I cracked down on gun violence by voting for Universal Background checks and preventing people who have been convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms, which earned me the scorn of the N.R.A.

Downtown development may have skyrocketed over the past decade, but our neighborhoods are being forgotten, with too many potholes in the roads, crumbling infrastructure, and schools in desperate need of repairs, despite the fact that we are paying higher property taxes and face rising housing costs.

I’m running for mayor to get Des Moines back on track. I oppose the takeover of the Des Moines Water Works and will protect our drinking water. I will fix our roads and failing infrastructure, improve our schools, and address Des Moines’ urgent mental health care crisis.

Please vote for me on November 5th, and together we will get Des Moines back on track.

Paid for by Neighbors For Hatch For Mayor.

 

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As Mayor, Jack Hatch will use his experience to increase affordable housing in Des Moines, making sure taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and wisely, and working to lower property taxes.

 

Jack Hatch!

I am running for Mayor to get Des Moines back on track.  I will oppose the state takeover of the Des Moines Water Works and our drinking water, reduce gun violence, increase community policing, and modernize the police force with cutting edge technologies. I will fix our roads and failing infrastructure, improve our schools, address our urgent mental health care crisis and provide more affordable housing.

Our Neighborhood Infrastructure

As Mayor, Jack Hatch will improve our neighborhoods – while downtown development has skyrocketed our neighborhoods are being forgotten with too many potholes in the roads and school infrastructure in need of repairs while our taxes have gone up. As Mayor, Jack Hatch will fix our roads and failing infrastructure.

Our Water

As Mayor, Jack Hatch knows that our number one priority is protecting our water. As a state legislator, Jack Hatch wrote the law that was the largest environmental clean-up program in Iowa which eliminated groundwater contamination due to leaking underground gasoline tanks. In the mayor’s office, Jack Hatch will fight to keep Des Moines Water Works under city control, and make sure the Des Moines water supply is the cleanest in the state.

Our Mental Health Care Crisis

As Mayor, Jack Hatch will address the urgent mental health care crisis that has been ignored in Des Moines. In the Iowa state legislature, Jack Hatch authored the expansion of Medicaid, created the Community Health Collaborative Network, and successfully led the effort to expand healthcare coverage to 30,000 kids. As mayor, Jack Hatch will address the urgent mental health care crisis that has been ignored in Des Moines.

Our Community Safety

As Mayor, Jack Hatch understands community safety is a top priority. In the state legislature Jack Hatch sponsored legislation for universal background checks in Iowa…(click here to read more)”, and voted to prevent people who have been convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms, which made him a target of the N.R.A. As mayor, Jack Hatch will work to reduce gun violence, increase community policing, and modernize the police force with cutting edge technologies.

Our Affordable Housing
As Mayor, Jack Hatch understands affordable housing is one of our top priorities. Jack Hatch is an award-winning affordable housing builder who works with Iowa cities and towns to build homes for middle class and low income families. As mayor, Jack Hatch will use his experience to increase affordable housing in Des Moines, making sure taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and wisely, and working to lower property taxes.
Our Schools
Jack Hatch authored the largest minority college scholarship fund for high school students to attend one of the three state universities.  Jack Hatch wants more coordination between the city council and the school board to create internships and summer jobs for our students.