Maridith MorrisToday, local nurse Maridith Morris announced that she will run for State Representative in House District 39, which includes parts of Johnston and Grimes.

“I’m running for the Iowa House of Representatives to be a champion for children, working families, and women,” said Maridith Morris. “Our current lawmakers refuse to challenge the party line and jeopardize Iowa schools by delaying the release of budgets and underfunding schools.”

Maridith Morris was raised in central Iowa, and has defined her life by the Iowa values of hard work, education and service to others. She’s been working since she was 15, starting at a small town nursing home. After having her first child at 19, she kept pursuing higher education to expand her career opportunities and strengthen her potential to contribute to the world.

“I’m not a politician, I’m just a regular Iowan. Iowans deserve to have their voice heard in the capitol building,” said Maridith. “The legislature should be a place where Iowans come together to work on the issues impacting our state like educating our children for the jobs of the 21st century economy, providing mental health services to the vulnerable, and creating a business climate that allows both small business owners and employees to thrive. Not a place where a party line divides.”

Residing in Johnston with her husband Jeff, a hospital physician at Mercy Medical Center, and her three children. Maridith works at Mercy Medical Center as a Registered Nurse in the role of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She also works under contract for the Polk County Sexual Assault Response Team as an adult and pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE).