Urbandale City Councilman John Forbes announced today that he will run for state representative in District 40.
Forbes is also a pharmacist and owner of the Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale.

“As owner of a local pharmacy for over 30 years, I understand how important small businesses are to our economy and I will do all I can in the Iowa House to help other small businesses expand to create new jobs,” said Forbes.  “Now more than ever, our state needs strong leaders who will put politics aside and work together to do what’s best for Iowa.”

Forbes is a member and Past President of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Urbandale Library Foundation Board. He has served as President of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and is a member of the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Advisory Committee.  Forbes received the 2011 Heroes of the Heartland award from the American Red
Cross and also helped organize Honor Flights to take veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.

“It’s a great honor serving the people of Urbandale on the city council and I’m ready to serve them in the Iowa House,” added Forbes, who also serves on Iowa’s Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee.  “We need a state legislature more in-tune with the daily lives of Iowans and I will bring together people on both sides of the aisle to find common ground.”

Forbes and his wife, Cindy, have two grown children and are members of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale.