Conrad announces challenge to Leffler

Niki Conrad

Niki Conrad has announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for Webster County supervisor in District 4.

That district is currently represented by Merrill Leffler, a Republican in his sixth year on the board. He has announced he will be seeking re-election.

“I present myself to the voters of Webster County’s District 4,” Conrad, of Fort Dodge, said in a written statement announcing her candidacy. “I am committed to ensuring that my fellow citizens of District 4 have an active voice on the board.”

District 4 is primarily the west and northwest parts of Fort Dodge.

A Fort Dodge native, Conrad is a graduate of St. Edmond High School.

She attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls before attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

Conrad works in communications with Chopt Creative Salad Co., and has participated in several volunteer activities.

She recently served as the co-chair of the Fort Dodge Study Club’s annual fundraiser, which raised $15,000 for Athletics For Education and Success.

Other activities include serving as the founding secretary for the Fort Dodge chapter of PFLAG — a national organization that supports members of the LGBTQ community, their allies and families — as well as the communications chair for the Webster County Democratic Party.

In the past, Conrad has participated in the Fort Dodge/Webster County Citizen’s Academy, volunteered as a member of Daybreak Rotary, and has also opened her home to exchange students through the Iowa Resource for International Service.