Charles City, IA -Des Moines native, and US Senatorial hopeful Mark Jacobs made a stop in Charles City on Friday, visiting the Mitas Tires Plant and also the KCHA studios. Jacobs, who described himself as a businessman, is a retired CEO of Reliant Energy and thinks the government needs a business approach, putting jobs first.
Since his retirement, he’s taught at Iowa State University and started a non-profit to work on improving public education. He and his wife Janet have 3 children and have taken them on mission trips to better understand how other people live.
Jacobs is a republican and hopes to gain the senate seat being vacated by long time senator Tom Harkin who announced that he will not be seeking re-election.