Meyer declares candidacy for Iowa House in 2018

Will seek seat held by Miller

Ann Meyer

A nursing instructor from Fort Dodge has declared her candidacy for the Iowa House of Representatives in the 2018 election.

Ann Meyer is seeking the Republican nomination in House District 9, which includes Badger, Clare, Duncombe, Fort Dodge, Vincent and rural areas of northern Webster County.

State Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, is the incumbent in the district.

Meyer is the only person to declare her candidacy in the district so far.

She said that health care, economic development and responsible budgeting will be her priorities if she is elected.

”Providing high quality health care is important to all Iowans, but health care itself is complicated,” she said. ”With my background in health care, I have the knowledge to help improve it and make it more affordable for Iowans all across the state.”

”Fort Dodge is a great place to raise a family and has many possibilities,” Meyer added. ”I’ll work to help grow the economy and invest in a skilled and competitive workforce, so those possiblities can become a reality for future generations in Fort Dodge.”

The House race will be Meyer’s first attempt to win public office.

Meyer is a clinical nurse instructor at Iowa Central Community College. She started in that position in 2001, took a few years off to raise her son, and returned to the job in 2011.

The candidate grew up in Redford, Michigan. She graduated from Redford Union High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mercy College of Detroit in Michigan.

She has been in the nursing profession since her senior year of high school, when she worked as a nurse’s aide.

She and her husband, Dr. Jim Meyer, have one son, Jacob. The family moved to Fort Dodge in 2000.

Currently, Meyer serves on the Iowa Central Community College Simulation Center Advisory Board. She served on the Trinity Regional Medical Center Volunteer Board for 12 years and was a member of the Iowa Hospital Association Auxilian and Volunteer Board for two years. She is a member of PEO Chapter MT Fort Dodge, which is a philantrophic and educational organization for women.