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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Ras Smith HD 62

September 19, 2016

Ras Smith Iowa House District 62 Contact Ras: 324 Madison St Waterloo, IA 50703   Ras Smith is running for Iowa House District 62, which includes Waterloo. Smith, a Waterloo native, is the son of L.C. and the Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith. Smith is currently the site coordinator for the nonprofit organization Communities in School. In…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Mason McCoy HD 3

September 17, 2016

Mason McCoy Iowa House District 3 Email: mccoy4iahouse@gmail.com Mason McCoy was born and raised in Cherokee County, and graduated from MMC High School in 2007, receiving the Silver Cord Community Service Award. From an early age, Mason has shown an interest in politics and activism. He has written letters to elected officials expressing concern regarding reckless…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Timi Brown-Powers HD 61

September 16, 2016

Timi Brown-Powers Iowa House District 61 Contact Timi: 1920 W 7th St Waterloo, IA 50702 Email: timi4iowa@gmail.com Website: http://www.timiforiowa.com/ Timi Brown-Powers is currently serving her 1st term in the Iowa House. Brown-Powers serves on the Education, Human Resources, Public Safety, and Ways and Means Committees. Brown-Powers also serves on the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee and…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Gary Kroeger HD 60

September 15, 2016

Gary Kroeger Iowa House District 60 Contact Gary: 232 Sheridan Rd Waterloo, IA 50701 Website: http://garyhasissues.com/ Gary Kroeger is running for the Iowa State House in District 60, which includes Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Waterloo. Kroeger was born and raised in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, where his father worked as an engineer for John Deere and…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Bob Kressig HD 59

September 14, 2016

Bob Kressig Iowa House District 59 Contact Bob: 3523 Veralta Dr Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Website: http://www.bobkressig.com/ State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls is currently serving his sixth term in the Iowa House. He serves as a ranking member of the Public Safety Committee as well as on the Commerce and Local Government Committees and…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Jessica Kean HD 58

September 13, 2016

Jessica Kean Iowa House District 58 Contact Jessica: 507 N 5th St Maquoketa, IA 52060 Email: jessicakeaniowa@gmail.com Website: http://www.keanforiowa.com Jessica Kean, a mother of two and child advocate, is running for House District 58, which includes Jackson, Jones and Dubuque Counties. A Quad Cities native, Jessica and her husband, Mike, moved to Jackson County to settle…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Tom Stecher HD 57

September 12, 2016

Tom Stecher Iowa House District 57 Contact Tom: 16815 Thunder Ridge Dr Peosta, IA 52068   Stecher grew up on a dairy farm in Centralia and attended St. John the Baptist Elementary School in Peosta before graduating from Western Dubuque High School in Epworth. Tom completed his undergraduate studies at Loras College and went on…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Patti Ruff HD 56

September 9, 2016

Patti Ruff Iowa House District 56 Contact Patti: 13331 Jade St McGregor, IA 52157 Website: http://www.ruffforiowa.com/ State Representative Patti Ruff of McGregor is running for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in District 56, which includes Allamakee and Clayton counties. Ruff is currently serving her second term in the Iowa House and is the Ranking…

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Dems: Iowa ACT Scores #1 in the Nation

September 8, 2016

Iowa’s 2016 high school students had a 22.1 average ACT score, the highest composite score in the country. The national average was 20.8. Iowa had the highest in three of the four benchmark categories for college readiness, and with a 73% for college readiness in English, was one of only three states to score in…

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Dems: Meet the Candidate: Patrick Ritter HD 55

September 8, 2016

Patrick Ritter Iowa House District 55 Contact Patrick: 334 S Vine St West Union, IA 52175 Email: mail@ritterforiowa.com Website: http://www.ritterforiowa.com/ U.S. Marine Corps veteran and West Union attorney Pat Ritter is running for State Representative in House District 55, which includes parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, and Clayton Counties. Raised by a single dad–an industrial sandblaster and…

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