JenniferKonfirstJennifer Konfrst, a mom, educator, and small business owner from Windsor Heights, today announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 43rd House District, which includes Clive, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.

“I’m proud to raise my family in this remarkable community, and I’m running to ensure the voices of all families are represented in the Iowa House,” said Konfrst. “Throughout my career working with businesses, starting my own small business, and now as an educator, I’ve learned that education is the key to growing our economy, creating new opportunities, and keeping our kids in Iowa after graduation.”

Jennifer is currently an Assistant Professor in Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and also runs her own small business. Her business helps those in the private and public sectors improve communication with their own customers and clients. Jennifer has worked with nonprofits and businesses. She spent 12 years at Iowa Public Television, working in communications. In the private sector, she worked with the state’s economic development leaders to bring workers and businesses to Iowa.

“I’ve spent most of my life in Iowa and I’m a proud product of Iowa’s public schools – schools that used to be among the best in the nation. I will fight to get public education in Iowa back on top, “ said Konfrst, who has been an active parent volunteer from preschool through high school.

After graduating from Johnston High School, Jennifer earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Drake University. Jennifer and her husband Lee are proud parents to students at Roosevelt High School and Merrill Middle School. Lee works at Nationwide in Des Moines and they are active members of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.

“I believe it’s time for a fresh perspective and new leadership in the Iowa House who will put kids instead of politics first. I look forward to this opportunity to listen to my neighbors and work hard to earn their votes,” added Konfrst.