Office Sought: Iowa State Representative #91
Political Party: Democrat
Candidate Email: [email protected]
Candidate Website: https://kelceybrackett.org/
Campaign Committee: Kelcey Brackett for Iowa House 91
|Dubuque Senior High School||Dubuque||Iowa||4||Diploma|
|Employer||Job Title||Start Date||End Date||Brief Job Description|
|Stanley Consultants||Sr Network Analyst||Network and Systems Administration|
|Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO||4/29/2020||Ken Sagar|
|Iowa State Education Association||6/24/2020||Mike Beranek|
|Tri-City Building Trades Council||6/23/2020||Jerry Lack|
Why are you running for election?
We need leaders in the state legislature who are willing to work for all Iowans. I will be a leader who knows the importance of working across party lines to improve the lives of everyone in our district as well as our state. What we have now isn’t working everyone, I will be a voice of reason instead of division.
What are the 3 most important issues facing your office over the next term?
|Issue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue?|
|Education||Iowa has fallen from our place as one of the top in the nation for K-12 public education, leaving out children unprepared for what comes next.||I will work to increase funding to schools to match or exceed inflation, provide flexibility to local districts to they can implement what works best for them.|
|Healthcare||Iowans need access to healthcare and should not be excluded due to pre-existing conditions||I will fight to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions as well as look for ways that we can increase access to healthcare services in districts like ours who are losing providers.|
|Public Safety||Safe communities are successful communities.||I will work to make sure our police and fire departments are properly funded and able to provide the education to their staff that gives them the best tools possible to serve the public.|
What are the 3 most important issues facing Muscatine County over the next term?
|ssue||Why is this important?||How will you address this issue? (if applicable)|
|Education||Districts that suffer from low school ratings do not attract new residents and do not prepare their youth for success.||Fixing this issue will require additional funding to catch up from a number of years of under-funding, we also need to make sure that school districts are not hampered by unnecessary red-tape that prevents them from providing the best solutions.|
|Healthcare||Muscatine is losing providers, making it necessary to travel 45 minutes or more for many issues.||This issue can be addressed by finding incentives to providers to keep their services in communities like Muscatine.|
|Infrastucture||Lack of funding has prevented us from keeping up our roads and bridges at the levels we need. This causes both businesses and residents to spend more on vehicle repairs.||I will work to identify areas where the state is wasting money that can be redirected to infrastructure.|
What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?
With the division we have seen sweep our nation, I want voters to understand that I am committed to working across the aisle to find common sense solutions that benefit all Iowans, regardless of political affiliation. During my time on the Muscatine City Council I have shown that the best interests of those I represent comes before any political ideology.