Hi, I’m Sue Cahill and I am running for the Iowa House here in District 52. I have served Marshalltown and northern Marshall County for the past two years as the House representative for House District 52. Due to redistricting, I will now serve Marshalltown and the southeastern parts of Marshall County including Haverhill, Laurel, Gilman, Ferguson and LeGrand.
I recently retired from 23 years of teaching in the Marshalltown School District, most of those years at Woodbury School. I am so gratified when I see students I had in kindergarten who have turned into productive adults in our community and start families of their own. While many are accomplished professionals in Marshalltown giving back to their community, I’ve seen too many leave our state or our community for Des Moines and other communities.
It’s essential to keep and attract families here to Marshall County with strong public schools, affordable and accessible healthcare, and expansive skilled trade programs. I have worked in the legislature for these issues and I will continue to reach people in all parts of our district, on all parts of the political spectrum, to find common ground and create a Marshalltown and Marshall County that works for everyone.
I was elected to the Marshalltown City Council, have served on the Marshalltown Youth Foundation, The Marshalltown Rotary Club, The Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area Board and been active in the Marshalltown and Iowa State Education Associations. In the legislature, I serve as the ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, as a member of the Education and Educational appropriations committees and the Labor Committee. I am part of the Democratic Caucus leadership team.
When I have been met with barriers, whether they were health conditions, economic challenges, or a devastating E3 tornado in our community, I have faced them head on. I have brought that same toughness to the Iowa House by speaking up for fully funded schools, increases in mental health facilities and health care, working against increased numbers of children in child care settings and for a fair tax and unemployment resources for all Iowans.
I am running because I have learned that if you want something better for you and your family, you have to make it better for ALL families.
I hope you will join us for an event, so I have a chance to meet you and hear what issues are on your mind. I‘ll see you on the campaign trail!