West Des Moines Fire Fighter Eric Brenneman announced today that he is running for State Representative in the newly created House District 44; a district that includes the Dallas County portions of the Cities of West Des Moines, Clive and Waukee.

Brenneman, who is running as a Democrat, states “I believe the next generation of leaders must put the future well being of the State of Iowa above partisan politics, I feel this can be accomplished through actively listening to the public and working with conviction to find solutions for our difficult problems.  I believe these results will create a solid foundation for continued growth and success for the State of Iowa.”

Brenneman is a professional Fire Fighter who both lives and works in the City of West Des Moines with his wife, Melanie, a licensed physical therapist at a Des Moines hospital.  Brenneman attended The University of Iowa, and completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at The University of North Dakota.  Eric serves locally as board member with the International Association of Fire Fighters, and has been involved with the Habitat for Humanity, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Shriner’s Burn Foundation.  Eric and Melanie both regularly attend the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

Born and raised in Iowa, Brenneman’s family still runs and operates a manufacturing business started by his grandfather.  Both of his parents have a long history in serving the public, his father being a Professional Fire Fighter and Battalion Chief, and his mother a schoolteacher.

“In the months ahead I am truly looking forward to meeting the people of District 44 to see how I can assist them.  I’m a firm believer that education is the best way to create well paying and solid jobs to help grow Iowa and increase living standards for all Iowans for years to come.  We must work as one to develop and create a highly educated and strong workforce, by continually striving to have the best education system in the United States,” said Brenneman.