North Scott educator Frank Wood announced today that he will run for the Iowa House in the new District 92 seat, which includes Eldridge, Blue Grass, Walcott, and the western part of Davenport. Wood has already served many of those citizens as Mayor of Eldridge and State Senator from Scott County.
While serving in the Iowa Senate, Wood was Chair of Education Appropriations and led efforts to boost teacher pay from 42nd to 25th in the country. He also helped launch Iowa’s successful statewide preschool initiative currently serving 20,000 Iowa kids. He also served on Education, Human Resources, State Government, and Natural Resources & Environment.
Wood is the former Mayor of Eldridge, and the Associate Principal at North Scott High School. Wood is involved in a variety of civic organizations, including the North Scott Kiwanis. He is currently the District Director of the Southeast District Athletic Directors for the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association and was named the Athletic Director of the Year for the Mississippi Athletic Conference. Frank and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 35 years. They have a son, Brian, who is a Davenport firefighter, and a daughter, Lindsay, who teaches 1st grade in the ADM School District. He also has five grandchildren.