Glenn Hurst Announces For U.S. Senate


MINDEN, Iowa, July 29, 2021—Today Dr. Glenn Hurst of Minden announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Hurst, a physician and health administrator in Pottawattamie County, cites the impact of healthcare on his community as a driving force behind his run. 

“I went back to school and became a doctor because I saw a need in the rural communities I love and call home,” said Hurst. “I’ve had a front-row seat to the tricks insurance companies use to avoid paying for care, drowning providers in paperwork when we should be with our patients. I’m running for the U.S. Senate because Iowans deserve better. We deserve Medicare for All.” 

Glenn Hurst, M.D.

Hurst provides care and oversees clinics in his hometown of Minden, Iowa and the surrounding Pottawattamie County area. He is a leader in the Iowa Democratic Party as Chair of the Rural Caucus, a Mindin City Councilman and Chair of the Third Congressional District Central Committee where he worked tirelessly on the successful re-election of Congresswoman Cindy Axne.

A founding member of the Indivisible movement in Iowa and Nebraska, Hurst has actively organized in rural Iowa to advocate for Medicare for All, to fight for a living wage for all Iowans and to support labor unions by rallying against collective bargaining limitations. 

Born on a U.S. military base, Hurst moved with his family until they settled in the rural Midwest. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a Medical Doctor in 2006. Hurst is committed to fighting for Medicare for All, reinvesting in rural communities, and solving today’s problem with the jobs of tomorrow.

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