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Bill Schafer, Candidate [R, IA-3]
District 3, Iowa


Bill Schafer and four siblings grew up in many states around the country. He served in the Infantry for 37 years. During his last active duty assignment at Rock Island Arsenal, he and his wife, Robin, fell in love with Iowa and Iowans. They have been Iowans for eight years now and have chosen Iowa as home. On 11 May 2019 he resigned my position with the Department of the Army to serve the great people of Iowa and our Nation as a United States Congressman. During his military career he had the opportunity to command in the Infantry at platoon, company, battalion, and brigade level.


Bill Schafer deployed to combat first during Operation Desert Storm as Commander of C–Company for the 5th Cavalry and again to Operation Iraqi Freedom as Commander of the 1st Battalion 12th Infantry. His military awards include most notably 2 awards of the Bronze Star for Valor; he is a graduate of a Senior Service College, an Army Ranger, Master Parachutist and Expert Infantryman.


Location Iowa
Party Republican