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Selden Spencer, a resident of Huxley, is a candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 10. A doctor at McFarland Clinic in Ames, Selden and his wife Jean moved to Iowa in 1990 to raise their children and to be closer to her family. Jean is a pediatric specialist, and their three children are now grown and working or in college.
Selden is involved in professional, political and church activities. He has served on the finance committee at the clinic and volunteers with the Ames Free Medical Clinic. In 2007 he chaired the Commission on Wellness for the state of Iowa, and he has been a member of the HAWK-I Board (the state program committed to children’s health care) since 2007.
In Huxley he is active in community affairs and serves on the Huxley Tree Board. Additionally, he is a church elder, Sunday school teacher, and former youth group mission leader at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames.
Activities that continue to shape Selden Spencer’s life and reflect his concern for others involve work in overseas mission service, including a 2006 trip to Afghanistan, serving on the medical team at Special Olympics and Iowa Games, and assisting with Boy Scouts. As time permits, he enjoys music, sports, and traveling to visit his children.