US House, IA-03

Lanon Baccam


  • Advocate for a transition to a clean energy economy
  • Supports climate resilience measures to protect all Iowans, including farmers impacted by floods and other climate related disasters


  • Toss up race - In 2022,  the pro-environment champion lost this race by less than1% of the vote
  • Flipping this seat will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Lanon Baccam is running to represent Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a former combat veteran who served in the Iowa National Guard and as a combat engineer in Afghanistan.  He later served in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. 

He supports strong investments in clean energy projects as well as climate resilience measures to protect Iowans. He understands the importance of bold climate action and how it will impact farmers across the country. At the USDA, he worked with farmers and ranchers impacted by changing climate, ranging from floods and derechos to drought. He supports a rapid transition to a clean energy economy, and will work to facilitate this shift through robust investment in R&D and manufacturing and deployment of renewable energy. Baccam is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

Candidate profile pages are paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,, and authorized by the candidate committee.