West Des Moines, Iowa – West Des Moines resident Dan Fessler announced today that he will seek election as State Representative of the 42nd District.

“My decision to run is born out of a desire to give back to the state that gave me everything.  I am intensely proud to be an Iowan, and the more people I meet and listen to, the more I want to serve as their state representative,” said Fessler. “I first moved to West Des Moines after college for a great opportunity to work at Wells Fargo, but I’ve chosen to stay in West Des Moines because of the amazing community.”

Fessler is employed by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where his strong work ethic and positive attitude stood out.  He was recently asked to speak at a town hall event to 400 other employees.

“Too many young Iowans leave Iowa for better job opportunities.  It’s time we stop the drain of the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.  That’s going to take the creation of new opportunities, a high quality of life, and affordable education after high school,” added Fessler.

Fessler grew up in Clear Lake, Iowa and is a graduate of Iowa State University.  He comes from a family of five sisters and three brothers.  The two youngest boys, who were recently adopted from Ukraine, have Down Syndrome, as does his oldest sister.

“A society can be judged on how it treats our most vulnerable.  Iowans expect us to treat those with disabilities like our own family to ensure they get the support they need to live a quality life and be successful. There has been a downward trend of support of those with disabilities lately, and we need to fix that,” said Fessler.

“I look forward to meeting the people of District 42 at their doorstep in the months ahead.  I can promise them I will listen, work hard, and do what’s best for the people of my district,” concluded Fessler.