Attorney Marti Nerenstone announced today that she will run for state representative in House District 16, which includes much of Council Bluffs.
She is a veteran of the US Army, and served in Washington, DC and Germany.  She received two Army Commendation medals for her service.  After her military service, Nerenstone used her GI Bill benefits and earned her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Nerenstone worked for Alaska Legal Services for two years and Iowa Legal Aid for 19 years before opening her solo law practice ten years ago.  “I have worked to protect children, women and vulnerable seniors, and am excited about the opportunity to continue my service for the people of Council Bluffs in the Iowa House.”
“My priorities in the House will include education and economic issues, from early childhood education to affordable community college tuition to more job training opportunities.  I will always listen to the people of my district and work together to do what’s best for Council Bluffs and Iowa,” added Nerenstone, a Democrat.  “As a small business owner, I understand the challenges small businesses face and will work to make sure state job creation efforts are focused on them.”
Nerenstone has been involved in a host of community organizations, including Interfaith Response, New Visions/Joshua House, the Pottawattamie County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, and the Council Bluffs Schools Drop-Out Prevention Task Force.
Nerenstone and her spouse of 24 years, Ann Carpenter, live on an acreage with their horse and their rescue golden retriever.