Iowa Republican Candidate Has Greatest Name Ever

By Pat Rynard

March 21, 2016

It takes a lot of guts to put your name on the ballot for public office. Unless you have a really badass name, that is. In that case, you’re doing a great service to America. So let me introduce you to the greatest patriot in all of Iowa this year:

Rebel Snodgrass, Republican candidate for Iowa House District 26.

Yes, it seems ole Rebel Snodgrass was the best person the Republican Party of Iowa could find to take on Democratic State Representative Scott Ourth in this Warren County district where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats. He filed his official papers to appear on the ballot last week:

But oh, it gets better. Because Rebel Snodgrass isn’t even his full name. A quick property records search reveals the real glory of this new candidate:

Rebel full name

Orval Rebel Cumming Snodgrass. Now that’s a wealth of great name options to choose from to go by in your community, though it’s pretty obvious why he’d stick with Rebel. Although if Rebel was just one house district over, using his “Cumming” name wouldn’t be a bad idea considering the well-known town of Cumming, Iowa lies in the northwest corner of Warren County.

Now if you thought the name Rebel Snodgrass makes for the perfect business leader’s name, well then you’re absolutely right, my friend. Our buddy Rebel owns All American Exteriors in Indianola. Their website seems to have a bit of a theme:

Rebel snodgrass website

Their phone number even has USA in it. His name may be Rebel, but he certainly has a cause: it’s called freedom.

And just look at Rebel’s rosy cheeks. He’s not simply dressed in all-Americana, his face practically exudes red patriotism of a true American.

Perhaps Rebel will join up with this other great Republican House candidate, Jack Holder:

All that being said, it does appear Rebel runs a great business. So if you’re looking for new siding, gutters, windows or a deck, you should call up All American Exteriors of Indianola.


by Pat Rynard
Posted 3/21/16

Photo via Twitter

  • Pat Rynard

    Pat Rynard founded Iowa Starting Line in 2015. He is now Courier Newsroom's National Political Editor, where he oversees political reporters across the country. He still keeps a close eye on Iowa politics, his dog's name is Frank, and football season is his favorite time of year.

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