Muscatine, Iowa — Laura Liegois, community leader, mother of two, former Muscatine Solid Waste Manager, and small business owner announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 91st House District, which includes Muscatine, Fruitland, Stockton, and Walcott.
“I am running for the Iowa House because we desperately need to stop playing politics and do what’s right for people. From being raised here to now raising my kids here, Muscatine values of common sense, civility and compromise are deeply ingrained in me. Those are the values I will take to the Iowa House,” said Liegois.
Liegois is the owner of Municipal Connections, a business that works with government organizations, non-profits, and small businesses on numerous government projects to improve communities. She is also an educator at Eastern Iowa Community College. Previously, Laura was the Muscatine Solid Waste Manager, where she helped Muscatine and surrounding communities with numerous environmental programs.
“People in Muscatine County work hard and I want to work hard for them to have a better quality of life. This includes better paying job opportunities, health care, and the best education that will engage students in learning for a lifetime,” said Liegois. “It’s time politicians get back to the basics in the State Legislature–that means improving public safety, wages, health care and education.”
Laura is married to Jason, an educator, with two children, Jacob and Madeline. She was born and raised in Muscatine and has been an active volunteer and leader there her whole life. Laura serves the community through her involvement with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, Muscatine Community College Alumni, Muscatine Diabetes Project, and the Muscatine Boxing Club. She also volunteers with the Vineyard Church and Muscatine High School. Laura was named as One of 50 Faces of Volunteerism by the Governor and the Greater Chamber of Commerce of Muscatine’s Volunteer of Year in 2016.
“I am running to take the views of my neighbors in southeast Iowa with me to Des Moines. I have worked to improve the lives of the folks in Muscatine and I am ready for the next step to fight for them at the Iowa Capitol.”
More information about Laura and her campaign can be found at www.LauraforIowa.com.