A Republican from Cascade announced Tuesday that he is running for the District 58 Iowa House of Representatives seat in the 2020 election.

Steve Bradley is a dentist and small-business owner who was born in California but has lived more than three decades in Cascade.

Rep. Andy McKean, D-Anamosa, holds the District 58 seat. McKean, the Iowa Legislature’s longest-serving Republican, made news last April when he left that party to join the Democrats

Bradley graduated from Western Dubuque High School. He graduated from University of Iowa and received his dental degree from Marquette School of Dentistry, in Marquette, Wisconsin.

Bradley opened his dentistry practice in 1987 in Cascade.

“As a dentist, I can bring a unique health care perspective to the Legislature,” Bradley said. “I also understand how important a great education is to Iowa’s kids. I will make both of these issues top priorities and will work tirelessly to help grow our economy, so small and medium sized businesses are able to thrive in Iowa.”

Bradley has held leadership roles with the Cascade Chamber of Commerce and various dentistry associations. He took part in dental mission trips overseas and has received various awards.

Bradley and his wife, Candy, have been married for 24 years. He has two step-children and five step-grandchildren.

“Over the course of my career, I have worked hard to serve my patients in a thoughtful and respectful way. I want to take this same work ethic and our shared values to serve the people of Jackson, Jones, and Dubuque counties at the State house in Des Moines,” Dr. Bradley said.

House District 58 is comprised of Jackson County, as well as portions of Jones and Dubuque counties.

The District 58 House seat will be up for election in November 2020.