Iowa House Candidate Spotlight

Jennifer Konfrst for Iowa House District 43

Biographical information from the Iowa House Democrats: Jennifer Konfrst, a mom, educator, and small business owner from Windsor Heights, is running to represent Iowa’s 43rd House District, which includes Clive, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. Jennifer is an Assistant Professor in Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and runs her own...

Tim Knutson for Iowa House District 51

Tim Knutson is running for Iowa House District 51, a district which spans four counties on the Iowa border with Minnesota.  He is challenging Republican Jane Bloomingdale.  His primary issues are health care and education.  Tim had a successful career in hospital administration, mostly working for small, rural hospitals.  He also worked for a physicians’ group where...

Peter Leo for Iowa House District 12

Peter Leo is challenging Republican incumbent Brian Best in House District 12.  HD 12 includes Audubon, Carroll, and part of Crawford County.  Peter is a lifelong Iowan who graduated in 2010 from Drake Law School, and worked at larger firms in Sioux City and Omaha.  He decided in 2016 to move with his wife and two boys to Manning, Iowa, and works as an attorney in...

Steve Gorman for Iowa House… A winnable seat in Council Bluffs

Depending on whether Republican Mary Ann Hanusa retires, House District 16 is either an open seat, or a re-match of the 2016 race between her and Democrat Steve Gorman.  Steve Gorman trained as an electrician, but has worked 24 years as a firefighter in Council Bluffs, earning many lifesaving awards.  He is a proud member of the International Association of Fire...

Lori Egan – a great candidate for Iowa House District 56

Lori Egan has lived in Waukon for 30 years and worked as a nurse at a Mayo Clinic facility in nearby La Crosse, Wisconsin, and as the health director of Northeast Iowa Community Action.  Her campaign emphasizes economic development outside of Des Moines, livable wages, affordable health care,  and providing children with educational opportunities.   Lori’s opponent,...

Laura Liegois for Iowa House District 91

This district, which is entirely within Muscatine County, is currently represented by Gary Carlson, a Republican.  Laura says:  “It’s time politicians get back to the basics in the state legislature — that means improving public safety, wages, health care and education.” Gary Carlson has a dismal voting record on labor issues, suggesting that he...