The Sentiment

The Sentiment is an independent publication based in Iowa. The mission of The Sentiment is to serve as a venue for Iowa’s young politicos to share their thoughts and unique perspective on politics, current events, faith, activities, and life in general.

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Emily Lofgren
Emily Lofgren has been a contributor to The Sentiment since its launch in July 2010. Born and raised in Muscatine, Iowa, Emily has always called Iowa her home. Her interest in politics was sparked at a young age when she first became active in student government. Emily attends Drake University where she studies public relations. Emily earned the honor of Top First-Year Student in May 2010 for her dedication to excellence in academics and school related activities. Emily is the youngest member of the Republican Party of Iowa's State Central Committee, where she represents the 2nd Congressional District. Currently, Emily keeps herself busy managing the campaign of her father Mark Lofgren, who hopes to earn the privilege of representing District 80 in the Iowa House. In Des Moines, Emily attends Walnut Creek Community Church, where she is able to grow in her faith with other young conservatives. Emily is also a video contributor for the Iowa Dream Project. Follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyLofgren.
Greg Baker
Greg Baker has been a contributor to The Sentiment since its launch in July 2010. He is a member of Walnut Creek Community Church and is currently working for the Professional Educators of Iowa as their school district representative. Greg travels around that state encouraging teachers to leave the very liberal teacher union and join PEI. His goal is to double their membership by the end of this school year and by doing so is defunding the union millions of dollars. Before working for PEI, Greg served as the director of organization to the Bob Vander Plaats for Governor campaign. While serving for the campaign Greg oversaw the ground efforts in all 99 counties and helped lead the campaign to 41% of the vote despite being outspent 3 to 1. Greg is a graduate of the University of Iowa. In his college career, he served as the chairman of the UI College Republicans for two years and state chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans his senior year. In high school Greg was a member of the Junior Statemen Foundation and led his high school's Students for Bush group. In 2004 he attended his first Republican National Convention and has been involved in the party ever since.
Jacob Nieuwsma
Jacob Nieuwsma is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of The Sentiment since its launch in July 2010. Jacob was born in Redlands, California and grew up in Marion, Iowa where he graduated from Linn-Mar High School. He has been interested in current events and politics from a young age and has worked and volunteered for several political campaigns. Jacob served as the Chairman of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council from September 2008 through September 2009, a state board which reports on youth issues to the Governor, Legislature, and Public Servants. Jacob attends Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, Michigan where he studies political science, economics, and history. Follow Jacob on Twitter @jsnieuwsma.