Dan Kelley is serving his 2nd term in the Iowa House of Representatives. He is the Ranking member of the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Budget Subcommittee. He also serves on the Ways & Means, Agriculture, Environmental Protection, and International Relations Committees. And also serves on the Iowa State Capitol Planning Commission.
He is a member of the NCEL, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and the Iowa Parks Foundation Trust Board. He was a CSG Bowhay Legislative Leadership Development Scholar in 2011 and a 2012 CSG Henry Tolls Fellow.
Dan is a long time resident of Jasper County. He is a 1989 graduate of Newton High School and a Fred Maytag Scholar. He graduated with honors from the University of Iowa in 1993 with a BA in Communication Studies. Soon after, he returned to Newton to establish a small business and begin his real estate career. Dan also owns and operates a mobile DJ service.
Dan has led many Boards and Commissions in his district. In 2007 he served as President of the Newton Board of REALTORs. He has also served on the boards of the Newton Chamber of Commerce, the Newton Housing and Development Corporation, the Newton YMCA, Relay for Life of Jasper County Board, and the Newton Alumni Board. He assisted in the establishment of the ACES Teen Center through the Newton YMCA, and founded the H.A. “Pop” Lynn Scholarship Fund. Dan also has served as a Newton Parks Commissioner.
His entire family lives in Newton and he attends the city’s historic St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
House District 29 includes Newton, Mingo, Baxter, Kellogg, Prairie City, Colfax, Oakland Acres