Waterloo City Councilman, Bob Greenwood, announced  that he will run for state representative in District 60, which includes parts of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Black Hawk county.  Greenwood is a local pharmacist who owns Greenwood Drug, Professional Compounding Center in Waterloo, and Denver Drug in Denver.

“After growing up around the family owned grocery store in Farley and owning my own main street business for nearly 30 years, I understand the values, needs, and expectations of Iowans and our local community,” said Greenwood. “I will always put partisanship, and ideology aside to do what’s best for our community.”

Greenwood, who was born and raised in Iowa, has been a community leader for decades and is currently his third term as a Waterloo City Council at-large member.  He is a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Waterloo where he has served on the Parish Council, Finance committee, and the Waterloo Catholic Deanery Council.

“I am running for state representative because I want to make sure the next generation – including my own children – have the same opportunities I did growing up in Iowa. We need good paying jobs, strong quality of life, and world class schools.  Knowing the
important roles that the University of Northern Iowa and Hawkeye Community College play in our community, I will do all I can to strengthen those institutions and keep tuition affordable,” added Greenwood.

As President of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Greenwood is also a national leader on health care issues.  Greenwood added, “As health care changes continue in Iowa, I look forward to using my experience to help improve both the quality and affordability of health care in Iowa.”

Bob and his wife Chery have been married for 28 years and they have three children, Joe and wife Torie, Tim, and Abby. He has been involved in Waterloo Housing Authority, Columbus High School Strategic Planning Committee, Waterloo Visiting Nurses Association, American Diabetes Association, Pheasants Forever, Iowa Pharmacist’s Association, and Creighton University Pharmacy School Advisory Committee.

“I will always listen to the people of the Cedar Valley and bring the Iowa values we all expect in our leaders to the Iowa House,” concluded Greenwood.