Muscatine City Councilman Kelcey Brackett announced today that he will run for the Iowa House in District 91 in 2020.
“I’m running for the Iowa House because it’s time for new leadership at the Statehouse that will do what’s best for families in Muscatine and our community. During my time on the council, I’ve worked tirelessly to tackle issues like the lack of affordable housing in Muscatine and low wage jobs that are forcing our residents to work two and three jobs just to get by,” said Brackett. “We need leaders in Des Moines who will listen to the people of Muscatine County and work to improve the lives of hard-working Iowans, not just those at the top.”
After a brief stint in the US Army, Brackett returned to Iowa. He worked his way from the front desk of an Information Technology company to eventually starting his own IT company. After selling his successful company, Kelcey joined Stanley Consultants as the Senior Network Analyst.
“I raised my family in Muscatine and I’m proud to call it home. Over the next year, I’ll be knocking on doors and talking to the people of District 91 about what’s important to them. I’m excited about the opportunity to serve my community in the Iowa House and make it a more attractive place to live, work, and invest,” said Brackett.
Brackett is an Iowa native and currently serving his second year on the Muscatine City Council. He has lived in Muscatine for over twenty years with his wife, Rachel, who is a professor at Black Hawk College in the Quad Cities. They have two grown children who went through Muscatine Public Schools. Brackett has been involved in PCCGS, MuscatineConnect, Iowa Parrot Rescue, Toastmasters, the Muscatine Soapbox Derby, Over the Edge, and Stinky’s House of Horrors, which just this year raised over 6,600 pounds of food donations for area families.