State Representative Andy McKean of Anamosa announced today that he will seek re-election in House District 58, which includes all of Jackson County and most of Jones County, as well as the city of Cascade and Whitewater Township in southern Dubuque County.
“It’s a great honor to serve in the Iowa House and I’m proud of my record of public service for the people of Iowa. My top priority has always been listening to my constituents in Jones, Jackson, and Dubuque Counties to learn what’s important to them. I enjoy traveling the district and meeting my constituents at community events, forums, and their doorstep,” said McKean.
Rep. McKean and his wife, Connie, have been married for 37 years and live on an acreage just outside Anamosa. They operated the Shaw House Bed & Breakfast for many years at their home and are active members of the Anamosa First Congregational United Church of Christ. They are the parents of four adult children and have three young granddaughters.
Representative McKean said his priorities will remain the same and include rural economic and workforce development, better support for public education, natural resources protection and enhancement, rural medical and mental health care access, supporting Iowa agriculture, campaign reform, and pushing to fix Iowa’s Medicaid privatization debacle. He has a passion for working with individual constituents and community leaders, both on policy issues and in helping them cut through government red tape to solve problems.
“Despite the hyper-partisan times we live in today, I’m going to keep working to bring people together to improve our quality of life. I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of the people I represent,” said McKean.
Rep. McKean practiced law in the Anamosa area for 35 years before retiring in 2015. He taught graduate courses in planning and zoning law at the University of Iowa for many years and has previously served as a Jones County Supervisor and State Senator.
Rep. McKean currently serves on the Appropriations, Environmental Protection, Local Government, and Natural Resources Committees as well as the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee. He serves on the Governor’s Rural Iowa Empowerment Initiative and the Jackson County Economic Alliance Board. He has previously served on the Iowa Public Information Board. The 2020 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn in mid-April.