Hi. My name is Jen Pellant and I am the Democratic candidate working to represent Council Bluffs (House District 16) in the state legislature. I grew up in Council Bluffs, where my parents were public school teachers at Lewis Central Community Schools. My mom, Jan, taught 7th grade, and my dad, Erwin, taught high school English and coached football and basketball. Both were career-long union members.
At the heart of it all, I’m a coach’s kid. I learned many of life’s first and toughest lessons in a gym, and grew up believing that life is a team sport. None of us should have to go it alone, and we all do better when we work together. My dad taught me that you don’t quit when you’re down, but you also don’t run up the score just because you can. For too long now, the politicians in Des Moines have been running up the score on everyday Iowans — it’s unsportsmanlike, unstatesmanlike, and just plain wrong.
I believe in a vision for Iowa that honors who we are and always have been. This is my home. I know it to be a place where people care about each other and take care of each other.
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