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Meet the Candidate: HD 1 Karen Larson

June 29, 2018 8:00 am by: Category: Candidates 2018, Recent News Leave a comment A+ / A-

Karen Larson

Iowa House District 1


Spirit Lake

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Karen A. Larson is running for the Iowa House Representatives District 1 which includes Dickinson, Lyon, and Osceola counties.

Dr. Larson became Professor Emerita as she retired to Spirit Lake in 2012, after teaching cultural anthropology at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota for 35 years. She is a lifelong Lutheran. She has done field research in Europe, North America, and Asia, acted as a terrorism consultant for the federal government, and instructed at her own martial arts school. Larson is the proud mom of two grown children, Christopher and Laura.

Her campaign theme is “Centered on Community.” Her concern is to support vibrant Iowa communities built on reliable health care, good education, and thriving local businesses with good jobs.

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