The founder of the taxpayers rights group Iowans for Tax Relief has died.
David Stanley of Muscatine formed the group that would become an influential player in Republican politics in 1978.
He had been a member of the Iowa House of Representatives for 16 years beginning in 1958, and he unsuccessfully ran twice for U.S. Senate, losing to Harold Hughes in 1968 and to John Culver in 1974.
His wife of 67 years, Jean, died earlier this month.
David Stanley died Wednesday. He was 86-years old.