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.”