Allen Burt, candidate for Iowa House Seat 71, is running against six-term incumbent Mark Smith. Allen is a fifth generation farmer whose family represents the epitome of "true grit." His dad, Don Burt, was once accidentally struck in the arm by a piece of farm machinery. A lawyer wanting to sue the farm machinery manufacturer was in Don's hospital room before he regained consciousness. When he did wake up, Don ran the lawyer out of his room because it was an accident, and he refused to blame the manufacturer of the equipment.