Rick W. Stewart
Divorced; 6 Children: Saasha, Loc, Coleman, Kane, Elise, Alexsa
Cedar Rapids, IA
Attended, Clinton Community College
Attended, Iowa State University
Attended, Menlo College
BA, Coe College
MBA, Business Administration, University of Chicago
AA, Agricultural Mechanics, Kirkwood Community College, 1977
Candidate, United States Senate, 2014
No caucus information on file.
Owner/Founder, Frontier Cooperative Herbs
Served, Maquoketa Police Department
Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Co-op, 1976-1999
Patrol Officer, Maquoketa Police Department, 1974-1975
President, Board of Advisers, Quetzaltrekkers, 2007-2014
Small Businessperson of the Year, State of Iowa, 1992
First National Runner-up, same year
Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in America
Working Mother Magazine's 'Best Workplaces for Working Mothers', three years in a row
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
2016 Toyota Camry, 2018 Toyota Tundra with which I exclusively pull my campaign trailer, KLX-250 dual-sport motorcycle that needs some carburetor work, Jamis full suspension mountain bike (replacement for the one I broke the frame of riding 3,000 miles across Iowa in my 2014 U.S. Senate campaign)
Date of Wedding Anniversary:
Never married. Divorced five times.
Vocational Agriculture teacher, Iowa high schools
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Something that doesn't show when I drip coffee on it
Cooked by someone else, in my home
Favorite President and Why:
Calvin Coolidge, the last great American president. He tried to do nothing, which was a dramatic improvement over his predecessors and, unfortunately, has not been emulated by his successors. They called it 'the roaring twenties.'
"In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other." Voltaire (1764)
Wrestling. The real kind.
Favorite TV Shows:
Anything that does not have commercials, and doesn't have episodes. So far, that means none.
Favorite Type of Music:
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere they don't speak English
A red 1964 Ford Econoline van, extended body
My mother paid me a nickel to take my little sister to school.
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Traveling independently to countries most Americans are afraid of. Cuba, Burma, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea. Oh yea - China, Juarez (Mexico), Vietnam. Turns out all these countries are filled with friendly people just like us - it's the politicians who are afraid ... of losing their next election.
Name one thing you would most like to do before you die:
Live in a free country
Names of Grandchildren:
That's much too personal - leave them alone, please, in spite of their famous grandfather.
Number of Grandchildren:
Personal Hero and Why:
Adam Smith, because he opened our eyes. Well, a few of us.
Person Most Want to Meet (Dead or Alive):
The Federal government has $204 in unfunded liabilities they refuse to put on their books. I plan to make them fess up.
1) End the racist Drug War. 2) End all foreign wars, 3) End all tariff wars, 4) The Federal government has $204 trillion in unfunded liabilities they refuse to put on their books. I plan to make them fess up.
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
How many lawyers does it take to grease a combine? Only two, if you run them through slowly.