A special nominating convention of Democrats in House District 33 selected Des Moines City Councilman Brian Meyer to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative in a special election to be held on Tuesday, October 22nd.

Brian is currently in his seventh year serving the citizens of Southeast Des Moines as a member as the Des Moines City Council.  Prior to his service on the council, Brian served on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.  He is a 2002 graduate of Drake Law School and a former proud member of AFSCME local 1868.

Brian lives in Southeast Des Moines with his wife Ann and two children, Evelyn and Clara.  He is a former Assistant Iowa Attorney General and former Assistant Polk County Attorney.  Most recently Brian served as Leader McCarthy’s legislative Legal Counsel for the past six years.

The special election held on October 22nd was called after former State Representative Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines resigned to take a post in Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office.