Iowa House District 79
Samantha Keith announced she will run for Iowa House District 79, which includes the communities of Oskaloosa and Pella. Keith is a second generation Iowan, wife, community volunteer, and Mahaska county Crisis Intervention Services Advocate.
Keith, through her experience as an advocate for victims of sexual assault at Crisis Intervention Services and active community volunteer, understands the need to bring Iowans of both parties together to solve the stark challenges facing our state.
Keith was raised in Ottumwa by public servants; her father, a firefighter, and her mother, an educator. Samantha’s parents adopted her younger brother, whose hardships and resilience inspired her to work in human services. Keith attended Ottumwa High School and then went on to earn her degree at William Penn University. She now lives in University Park with her husband, Ricky, a William Penn University admissions counselor and football coach.facing our state.
Samantha is heavily invested in her community and volunteers outside of work regularly. She is a member of PFLAG Oskaloosa, Progressive Oskaloosa, the Mahaska Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Oskaloosa Community Behavior Wraparound Committee, and volunteers with the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. Outside of volunteering, she enjoys reading, walking her dog, spending time with her friends and family, and going to William Penn University games.