David Swindlehurst

Fiscally conservative, socially progressive

CF native David Swindlehurst announces challenge to Gov. Reynolds

March 26, 2021

CEDAR FALLS — David Swindlehurst describes himself as “fiscally conservative, socially progressive” — but doesn’t find his political home within either major political party.

So when he decided to run for governor in 2022, the Cedar Falls native decided to start his own, calling it the Black Sheep Party and modeling it after former President George W. Bush’s style of “compassionate conservatism,” he said.

“I’ve always been conservative, you know, not crazy-right,” Swindlehurst said as he announced his run for governor Friday in front of the Little Red Schoolhouse in Cedar Falls. “Bush, I feel, is as close as possible to where I’m at politically.”

More Americans buy less in pursuit of happiness

December 6, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS — David, Christy and Noah Swindlehurst are practicing new math at their Eden Prairie, Minn., town home — minimal addition, maximum subtraction.

While the tradition for most young American families is to acquire more, the Swindlehursts are determined to get rid of as much stuff as they can spare.

“We just worked our way through four dressers, and now we’re down to two,” Christy said, as David reluctantly parted with some T-shirts that held sentimental value.

Mr. Legs contest at the Iowa State Fair

August 16, 2015

Men show off their legs in the Mr. Legs competition at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, August 15, 2015.