Carrie Duncan Announces Run for State Representative In Washington, Henry, Jefferson, and Lee Counties

Written by Theresa Rose on January 5, 2016

New London, IA – Today, Iowa Army Ammunition Plant employee and mental health advocate Carrie Duncan announced she will run for State Representative in House District 84, which includes Henry and parts of Washington, Jefferson and Lee Counties.

“When Governor Branstad closed down the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute, I was there rallying friends and neighbors to stop the closure,” said Carrie Duncan. “I’m running because I want to continue to be a voice for those workers who lost their jobs and for the most vulnerable in our state.”

Raised on a farm, Duncan learned her work ethic from her father, a steelworker of 40 years. Duncan began her career with Pioneer Seed Corn before moving onto the New London School District for 12 years. Duncan is currently employed by the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant as a Production Operator.

“As a Production Operator, I work daily with hardworking Iowans who have concerns about the direction of our state,” said Duncan. “I believe this is a great area of Iowa to live, work and raise a family, but from the privatization of Medicaid to the education cuts imposed last year, our state is heading in the wrong direction.”

In 2014, because of her service at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Duncan was chosen to receive the Medal of Honor Coin from the office of the Assistant Secretary of The Department of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.

Duncan stresses the importance of boosting Iowa’s economy and creating jobs in the district. “As State Representative, I’ll work together with small business owners and job seekers to support businesses that bring good paying jobs to our community, and as the daughter of a steelworker I plan to focus on creating jobs through opportunities in manufacturing and renewable energy,” added Duncan.

Carrie has been active in the community, organizing the Gingerbread Man 5k Run/Walk in New London from 2002-2005 and as Trustee with the Des Moines-Henry Iowa Labor Council.