Andy Kelleher announces candidacy for District 56 seat of Iowa House

Andy Kelleher ...
Andy Kelleher ...

Andy Kelleher, a New Albin resident, has announced his candidacy to represent the Iowa House of Representatives 56th District, which includes all of Allamakee County and most of Clayton County.

“I’m running for the Iowa House of Representatives because I believe that a strong, healthy community is the key to better lives in Allamakee and Clayton Counties,” Kelleher said. “We need to transform our district into a place that not only welcomes new businesses but actively encourages them. To that end, we absolutely need to ensure that our schools remain well funded. We need to make sure our rural hospitals have enough funds to stay open. We need to help communities build and maintain their infrastructure; while we may not be able to make our roads wider, we can make them smoother. We need to support our local farmers along with local business owners. Our lack of population shouldn’t mean we have a lack of opportunity.”

Kelleher currently works at Frawley’s Saw Shop in New Albin. Previously he served on staff at Village Creek Bible Camp in Lansing. He has volunteered much of his time to Christian ministries and churches across the nation.

“I want to do everything I can to help our communities prosper,” Kelleher said. “One damaged link can hurt the entire chain, so let's work on strengthening it!”

The District 56 seat of the Iowa House of Representatives is up for election in November of 2018. Kristi Hager of Waukon currently occupies the seat after being elected to her first two-year term in the November 2016 General Election.

More information about Kelleher and his campaign can be found at

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