Claire Celsi

Iowa House District 42

Contact Claire:
4400 Ep True Pkwy Unit 52
West Des Moines, IA 50265


Claire Celsi, a West Des Moines business owner, is running to represent Iowa State House District 42, which includes a large portion of West Des Moines and part of northern Warren County.

Celsi runs a marketing communications company and serves on several community boards, including the West Des Moines Board of Adjustment, the Booster Pak West Des Moines board, and the Central Iowa Shelter and Services board. She is an active member of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and a West Des Moines Leadership Academy graduate.

She is a Dowling Catholic High School and Drake University graduate and serves on the national School of Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board at Drake. Celsi is married to Jim Walczyk, an IT professional at Farm Bureau in West Des Moines. Jim is a long-time coach for West Side Track Club and is an assistant coach on the Des Moines Lincoln boys track team. Claire and Jim have four children. Chelsey is a CNA at a Des Moines assisted living facility and Bailey is an investment banking assistant at a Windsor Heights bank. Claire and Jim’s daughter Debbie is a civil engineer living in Denver. Their son Marcus works for a landscaping business and lives in West Des Moines.

Iowa House District 42

West Des Moines, Cumming