House Democrats are happy to announce that long-time Waverly community leader and small business owner Bill Heckroth will run for State Representative in the new House  District 63.  Heckroth already knows the people of Bremer County and northern
Black Hawk County well after serving for four years in the Iowa Senate.

“A strong rural Iowa economy depends on thriving small businesses, a strong agricultural economy, and a skilled workforce ready for the jobs of the 21st Century,” said Heckroth, who owns Financial Architects in Waverly. “I will focus on those three key areas, while also keeping the state’s fiscal house in order.”

In addition to operating his business, Heckroth is a member of the Waverly Rotary club and the Knights of Columbus.  Since moving to Waverly in 1987, he has also been active in leadership rolls with the Waverly-Shell Rock High School Booster Club, United Way of Waverly-Shell Rock, the Waverly Parks and Recreation Board, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Council, and the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee and several other organizations.

“I have always appreciated the many opportunities I have had over the years to actively serve our community and our State. This is one more way that I can take an active leadership role to help make our state a great place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Heckroth. “I am extremely excited about this opportunity!”

Bill was raised in Dysart, a farming community just south of Waterloo and is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he earned his Financial Management degree and played baseball for the Hawkeyes.  He is married to Jan Heckroth, who is a chaplain in a Waterloo hospital, and they have three grown sons.