My name is Angela Reed and I am running to be the State Representative for District 56. The district includes Allamakee County and most of Clayton County.
I'm not a career politician, nor a wealthy donor. I’m a mother, a 35 year resident of Guttenberg, a Christian, and an active member of my community.
I was born in Iowa and graduated from Guttenberg High School. After High School I attended NICC Peosta for my Associate of Arts Degree, and the University of Dubuque for my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Throughout my career, I've worked in various positions integral to the success of local businesses including Finance Manager, HR Specialist, and Owner of Reed’s Steakhouse and Grill.
My family has a proud history of military service from my father to my husband, to my uncles and cousin. My Dad was in the US Navy and was a gunners's mate on the USS Long Beach. One of my uncles served in the US Navy, while the other was a Marine in Desert Storm. My two cousins served in the US Navy, and my husband was a US Navy SeaBee.
My husband, Aaron, and I have been married for 19 years. Aaron is an electrician. We have two kids, Kaleigh, 17, and Kaleb, 15.
I understand the challenges of working families here in Iowa. We are resilient, hard workers, but it shouldn't be as much of an uphill battle to get, and stay, ahead. As your State Representative, I will fight for everyday Iowans and the folks in our district.