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Waukon Nurse Lori Egan To Run for Iowa House

June 8, 2017 2:48 pm by: Category: Candidates 2018, Recent News 1 Comment A+ / A-

LoriEganLori Egan, a nurse from Waukon, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 56th House District, which includes all of Allamakee County and parts of Clayton County.

“I’m running for the Iowa House because Clayton and Allamakee counties are being forgotten by the politicians in Des Moines,” Egan said. “As a 30 year resident of Waukon and a nurse, I’m concerned about the future of working families and our community. I’m running because economic opportunity should not be limited to those in Des Moines. We need living wage jobs with benefits right here in Clayton and Allamakee counties. We need health care that is affordable and accessible and we need an education system that provides our kids with the skills they’ll need to land a good job.”

Lori is currently the Health Programs Director at the Northeast Iowa Community Action Agency. Previously she served as a nurse with the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

“I’ve spent my life serving our community and I care deeply about our future. It’s time we level the playing field between rural Iowa and Des Moines and invest in communities like ours again,” said Egan.

Lori is married with 3 children. She’s active in her church and has volunteered her time to the Red Cross, Waukon High School Athletic Booster Club, Waukon Jaycees, RAGBRAI Waukon and 4-H.

“Our campaign is about putting people first. That means listening to the people of the 56th district, not the interest groups in Des Moines,” added Egan.

More information about Lori and her campaign can be found at


Comments (1)

  • Katherine

    Proud that a fellow RN is taking the leap to enter the political arena to advocate for rural communities. You are well positioned to address the healthcare issues of rural Iowa!
    Thank you!

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