The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of Rod Blum in his campaign for the U.S. House on September 4, 2018.
Rod Blum is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Iowa's 1st Congressional District. He was first elected to the House on November 4, 2014, after serving a distinguished career as a software company executive and job creator.
Rep. Blum serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and in its Subcommittee on Government Operations. He additionally is on the House Small Business Committee, where is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade; and serves on the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations.
Blum graduated from Loras College in 1977 with a degree in finance and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Dubuque in 1989. In 1990, he became the CEO of Eagle Print Software, where he worked until becoming the owner of Digital Canal, another software company, in 2000.
Blum has also coached high school basketball, served as a board member for the Hoover Presidential Library, and wrote a political column in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
Prior to his congressional career, Blum served as the chair for the Dubuque County GOP from 1995-1997.
Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
51% Abby Finkenauer Dem 170,342 ✓
45.9% Rod Blum* GOP 153,442
3.1% Other 10,285