IOWA HOUSE 2020
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
At Spencer for Iowa House 2020, we are providing information about Selden Spencer's campaign to represent the citizens of Iowa House District 49 (eastern Story and southern Hardin counties). Read on to find information about our campaign, our positions, and opportunities for you to participate in this campaign. We believe this election is an opportunity to send a message on the direction that Iowa should take in the next few years to address climate change, water quality, and healthcare inequity. Please join us.
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BIO AND PURPOSE
I am a Midwesterner. I was born in northern Illinois and raised in Ohio. I lived in several other parts of the country before setting roots here in Iowa.
I am a doctor and a long-time partner in the McFarland Clinic. I studied medicine at the University of North Dakota, interned in Stockton, CA and did my neurology training in St. Louis. After training, I joined the faculty at the University of Iowa.
In St. Louis I met a Des Moines native, Jean Beatty. Soon thereafter, Jean and I married, settling in Huxley after leaving Iowa City in 1990. Together we raised three children who have grown up and started their own families.
I am active in my community and my church. I have traveled on church missions to rural Honduras for the past six years to install water cleaning systems. I also have served on the Story County Soil and Water Commission for the past six years. I belong to the Izaak Walton League and am a proud member of the Ballard community band.
I am running to be the State Representative for House District 49 because I know the challenges we are facing and don't believe our current leaders are helping everyday Iowans address these problems.
We will post events when COVID19 fades. Please consider organizing a meet-and-greet or join me at the community events we hope to schedule eventually.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"