Council Bluffs, Iowa – Charlie McConkey of Council Bluffs announced today that he will run for state representative in District 15, which includes the north side of Council Bluffs and Carter Lake.

“As a student at Iowa Western and a steelworker, I know how important job training and a highly skilled workforce are to our local economy.  I grew up here, earned my certification after high school, and stayed in Council Bluffs because I could find a good job and raise my family,” said McConkey.  “I’m running for the Iowa House because I want those same opportunities for my own children and grandchildren.”

McConkey is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs and Iowa Western Community College.  He worked at Griffin Pipe in Council Bluffs for 31 years before retiring and has been a small business owner.  He has also has worked in real estate, financial investments, and life insurance.  McConkey and his wife, Sheryl, have 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

McConkey is an active member of the community serving as Vice President of the Roberts Park Neighborhood Association and has volunteered for SOLAS (Support Our Local Animal Shelter) and Mohm’s Place, the homeless shelter in Council Bluffs.  He has also served on the Steelworker Credit Union Board.