Small business owner and three-term Altoona City Council member, Joe Riding, announced today that he will run for state representative in the new House District 30, which includes all of Altoona and large parts of Eastern Polk County.

Joe Riding is a lifelong resident of Eastern Polk County and Altoona.  He has served twice as President of the Altoona Chamber of Commerce.  Riding is also past President of the Altoona Community Campus, a multi-purpose recreational facility, which currently has 9,000 local members.

He is part-owner and general manager of Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona, a family-owned business since 1964.

Riding has been married for 29 years to his wife, Leann.  They have 2 children and 1 grandchild.  He is a 1980 graduate of Southeast Polk High School and a college graduate of Upper Iowa University.