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.

As a toddler, playing in the sandbox

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.

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Great grandfather Sture & Grandfather threshing ha

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 housing. 


"With every piece of legislation, we should be asking ourselves: 'How will this affect our towns and rural areas?'" 

          - Carissa Froyum


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Our small businesses and workers are struggling. They need resources to deal with the complex business environment

Help our rural areas thrive by investing in infrastructure: broadband, childcare, EMS.