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Kelley announces re-election bid

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 11:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 11:16 a.m. CDT

State Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) announced Monday he will seek re-election to Iowa House District 29, which includes most of Jasper County.

“We have made progress building Iowa’s skilled workforce, expanding access to affordable health care, and lowering property taxes for our local businesses,” he said. “We can take pride in the work that is being done in Jasper County with the development of biodiesel and wind energy. I look forward to working with industries to expand and create additional local jobs.”

Kelley is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House and is ranking member of the Administration and Regulation Budget Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Environment Protection, State Government, International Relations and Ways and Means committees. Additionally, he serves on the Iowa Park Foundation Trust Board and the Iowa Capitol Planning Commission. 

“It is a great honor serving the people of Jasper County in the Iowa House and I look forward to another productive year,” he said.  “My top priority is growing Iowa’s middle class and guaranteeing that every child gets a quality education and graduates with the skills necessary to land a good-paying job.”

Kelley is a small business owner and realtor in Newton and a graduate of Newton Senior High School and the University of Iowa. He and his family are longtime Newton residents.

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