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Siegel announces plans to run for Iowa Senate

Sep 09, 2013

OTTWUMA – Steve Siegel of Ottumwa has announced he plans to run for the Iowa State Senate in District 41.

Siegel, a Democrat, has served on the Wapello County Board of Supervisor for the past 17 years. Siegel has also worked as a union representative for AFSCME Council 61 and as a social worker for the state Department of Human Services.

Senate District 41 includes all of Davis and Van Buren counties; part of Wapello County, including the towns of Ottumwa, Agency and Eldon; and part of Jefferson County, including the towns of Batavia, Fairfield, Libertyville, Maharishi Vedic City, Packwood and Pleasant Plain.

“As a County Supervisor, I have seen to it that Wapello County has not raised property taxes over the past four years while enhancing economic development, public safety and health care services,” Siegel said. “I will take those same priorities to the Iowa Senate to improve our quality of life in Southern Iowa.”

Siegel previously served on the board for the Ottumwa Day Care Center, was a youth baseball and basketball coach, and has been active in organizations that advocate for social and economic justice.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and two graduate degrees. He may be reached at at sj_siegel@yahoo.com or by phone at 641-682-6227.

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