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Biography

Raised in Sioux City with his three siblings, Shaun Broyhill learned the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. Shaun is an 6th Generation Siouxland native. He graduated from West High School in 1997 while participating in many activities, such as Cross Country, Track, Debate, Speech, and acting.

Shaun later joined the Nebraska Army National Guard, joining the 600th Transportation Unit out of Omaha, Nebraska. While in the service, Shaun learned the value of discipline, service to country, and hard work.

Shaun continued on these skills, and attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. Shaun graduated Magna Cum Laude, while also earning awards such as Computer Science Student of the Year and Dean's List recipient for all four years of undergraduate work. Shaun also was inducted into both the Phi Theta Kappa and Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Societies for his hard academic work.

Shaun will be receiving his Master of Science from Iowa State University this spring in Human Computer Interaction, with a focus on Cognitive Psychology. Shaun is currently maintaining a 3.83 GPA, and has received the Alice Yvonne Fuhrmann Graduate Scholarship for academic achievements in his program.

Outside of schooling, Shaun has also established the Broyhill Family Foundation, which provides annual scholarships to local high school students looking to attend college in the Sioux City area after graduation. This program has funded thousands in scholarships to in need students in the area.

Shaun also devotes a large amount of his spare time volunteering for a variety of charitable causes, and has volunteered over 10,000 hours in the last ten years in our community. Currently he is volunteering at the Boys Club of Sioux City, where he has purchased a large number of new computer systems and educational licenses, and is teaching high risks students valuable computer and educational skills.

Shaun has also volunteered over 800 hours to St. Lukes Regional Medical Center, where he spent the majority of that time helping comfort families of patients. Other projects include serving meals at the local Gospel Mission and providing clothing and food for homeless families in the area.

Shaun is a baptized Lutheran, wants to bring family values to the capital and serve as your voice in Des Moines. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.

POLITICAL REFORM

Legislator Compli...

I believe legislation should never exempt legislators. Any laws passed should require participation and compliance from all citizens and law makers should not be permitted to exempt themselves from such laws.

POLITICAL REFORM

One issue One bill

I support the requirement that legislation should not group topically unrelated items together and that unrelated amendments to bills should be prohibited. Additionally, omnibus bills should be broken up topically in order to increase oversight and accountability in the legislative process.

IMMIGRATION

Legal Immigration

I support legal immigration, common sense improvements to our immigration process, strict enforcement of our current
immigration laws, securing of our borders and punishing employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

IMMIGRATION

14th Amendment

I assert that bequeathing citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants in the United States is a misinterpretation of the 14th amendment.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans

I support “veteran’s issues”. I believe military veterans should be treated with dignity and respect, and that “veterans services” should be consistent and delivered with equality and expedience.

EDUCATION

Local Choice

I support providing for tuition vouchers, tax deductions, or tax credits to permit parents’ choice in educating their children — without government intervention in the school curriculum. I support massive reform and reduction or elimination of the Department of Education; the abolishment of any federal or state law or regulations – such as Common Core or Iowa Core –that mandates national core standards and curriculum; and reverting control of education standards back to the local level.

HEALTHCARE

Medical Marijuana

I support the legalization of cannabis oil for medical use for treatment of specific conditions where verified and proven benefits have been determined by scientific studies that meet acceptable research standards.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Right To Life

I aggressively support a Life Begins at Conception Bill without exceptions. I believe that all human beings, from conception to natural death, have a God-given and constitutionally protected right to life, which cannot be infringed. I believe all such issues belong under the constitutional authority of the state, not federal, government. I oppose using public revenues for abortion or funding organizations which advocate it. I commend those who provide alternatives to abortion by meeting the needs of mothers and offering adoption services. I reaffirm my support for appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of life. I oppose the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from people with disabilities, including newborns, as well as the elderly and infirmed.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

2nd Amendment

I strongly believe in the natural right of individuals to keep and bear arms, as recognized and protected by the Second Amendment, and I support the repeal of existing laws that infringe upon those rights. I support the addition of “stand your ground” and “castle doctrine” provisions to Iowa law to further define and protect the rights of the 2nd Amendment.

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