Sandra Cronbaugh of Marengo announced today that she will run for the Iowa House of Representatives in District 75, which includes the northern part of Iowa County and all of Benton County.

“As our economy continues to recover, we must work to secure our own future by supporting existing businesses and attracting new businesses to Iowa and Benton Counties,” said Cronbaugh, who serves on the Iowa County Economic Development Commission.  “As a small business owner and farmer, I understand the challenges business owners face every day and will make sure the state does more to help Iowa businesses succeed.”

Cronbaugh was a general manager of two businesses and owns the von Essen Galerie in Williamsburg.  She, along with her husband Bob, maintain the Cronbaugh family farm in Marengo township.  She is a member of the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, East Central Iowa Council of Governments Board, and the Farm Bureau.

“We need a fiscally responsible budget that will protect and provide for our veterans, disabled, elderly, and our youth.  I will listen to the people of District 75, put aside politics, and work together to do what’s best for our community,” added Cronbaugh.

Cronbaugh and her husband have five children and ten grandchildren.