Gorman_HeadshotCouncil Bluffs fire fighter Steve Gorman announced on Labor Day that he will run for the Iowa House in District 16, which includes the southern part of Council Bluffs.

“I’ve spent my life keeping the people of Council Bluffs safe and building a strong community for everyone to enjoy,” said Gorman, a 24 year veteran of the Council Bluffs Fire Department and electrician. “I’m running for the Iowa House because it’s time for new leadership that will put working families and public schools first again.”

Gorman was born and raised in Council Bluffs, attended both public and private schools before graduating from St Albert High School in Council Bluffs. He then attended ABC apprenticeship after high school to become a commercial Journeyman electrician.

As a firefighter for 24 years, Gorman has been recognized for numerous lifesaving awards for going above and beyond the call of duty including cardiac, trauma and fire events as a front line firefighter. He is a member of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 15.

“I’m ready to take my experience and hard work to the State Capitol and be a strong voice for working families. I look forward to meeting citizens at their doorstep over the next year and listening to their ideas and concerns,” added Gorman.

Gorman and his wife, Chris, have been married for 31 years. She has been a teacher for 28 years and is currently teaching 8th grade for Council Bluffs Community Schools.  They have two grown children.

While renovating his own home and getting it listed on the national historic registry, Gorman was instrumental in starting the Gibraltar Neighborhood Association, once serving as president and is now an active board member. He has volunteered for many activities like neighborhood watch and clean ups to benefit the entire community. He has volunteered for several local schools, Celebrate Council Bluffs, and Preserve Council Bluffs. Gorman was also a scout leader and a youth sports coach at both the YMCA and Parks & Recreation.