Grimes, Iowa – Grimes native Kelsey Clark announced today that she will run for state representative in District 39, which includes Johnston, Grimes, and parts of northern Polk County.

“It’s time for responsible leadership at the Statehouse who will listen to and help middle class families in Iowa.  We need to put
aside the divisive politics and rigid ideology that is governing the Iowa House and bring back common sense solutions,” said Clark, who grew up in Grimes and currently works at Childserve in Johnston helping children with special needs.

Clark has lived in Grimes her whole life and attended school at Dallas Center Grimes.  She attended Drake University while working to help Iowans with disabilities. After graduating from Drake, she continued working at Childserve and started at Drake Law School in 2009. She has worked at the Statehouse, served as a law clerk at the Tucker Law Firm, and worked as a student attorney in the Elder Law Clinic.

“I’m deeply concerned about the negative tone in our politics today, especially when it comes to the health and safety of women,” added Clark, who will graduate from Drake’s Law School in May with a Certificate in Legislative Practices.  “I will work to find common ground, balance the state budget, and make sure that Iowa women have a strong voice in the Iowa House.”