Prioritizing Small Town & Rural Iowans
Carissa’s country roots are strong and deep. Her great, great grandfather Carl Jonas came to the US in 1866 and began farming shortly after. Her great grandmother Christine stayed with the cows in the pasture throughout the summers in Sweden before immigrating to the US. Her family’s farm is in the hands of its fifth generation.
Carissa’s husband Adam grew up on a farm in North Dakota. His family farm, now being tended by his brother, has raised beef cattle or grown small grains for four generations.
Too many people in our rural and smaller communities are feeling squeezed by increasing costs and decreasing opportunities. Too often our unique needs are overlooked. Carissa is committed to ensuring our family farms and small businesses are productive, and she understands that rural infrastructure is critical. She will invest in rural infrastructure, including broadband, childcare, and affordable housin.