In Iowa, First Budget established a cabinet composed of political, business, and civic leaders across the state who shared a deep concern over the growing federal debt.
- Jeff Angelo – Former State Senator, Iowa’s 48th District – Creston
- Leonard Boswell – Former U.S. Representative, Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District – Davis City
- Jeff Danielson – State Senator, Iowa’s 30th District – Cedar Falls
- E.J. Giovannetti – Attorney; former Polk County Supervisor – Des Moines
- Dan Kelley – State Representative, Iowa’s 29th District – Newton
- Doris Kelley – Former State Representative, Iowa’s 20th District; Former Vice Chair, Iowa Board of Parole – Cedar Falls
- Danette Kenne – Assistant Dean, Graduate & Professional Studies at Drake University – Des Moines
- Jon McAvoy – Mayor Pro Tem – Adel
- David Oman – Business executive; former Chief of Staff for Governors Robert D. Ray and Terry Branstad – Des Moines
- Kim Reem – President, Iowa Federation of Republican Women – Cedar Rapids
- Phyllis Thede – State Representative, Iowa’s 93rd District – Bettendorf
- Sarah Thorn – President, Thorn Consulting Group – Des Moines
In Iowa, First Budget also had its TV interview series, ‘Your First Budget’ that three presidential candidates participated in.