April 25, 2018

Ames pediatrician and candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, Dr. John Paschen, will be holding a public campaign event at a private home in Carroll Sunday.

The event is hosted by Carroll residents Kathy and Scott Richardson and Mary and Barry Bruner.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The event will be held at 142 Randall Road — the Richardsons home — from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Paschen is one of three Democrats seeking their party’s nomination. The other two candidates are former Minor League baseball player J.D. Scholten of Sioux City and Spencer businesswoman Leann Jacobsen.

The seat is now held by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron.

Born in Illinois, Paschen moved to Camanche, Iowa, in middle school when his dad transferred jobs at his trucking company.

John Paschen worked on a farm, raising livestock and becoming an active 4-H member.

After graduating from Camanche High School, Paschen took his passion for agriculture and livestock to Iowa State University where he majored in animal science. While at Iowa State he eventually changed major to pre-medicine. Paschen went on to medical school at the University of Iowa to earn his M.D. and completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in neonatology.

Paschen served as board president of the Child Abuse Prevention and Education Council; is currently chairman of the Story County Board of Health; and is active with Operation of Hope, a nonprofit delivering medical care during annual mission trips to Zimbabwe.