Des Moines, IA – Today Mike Sherzan announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Sherzan, a lifelong Democrat, has spent the past 25 years growing an Iowa small business. Sherzan is running to take on Republican Congressman David Young in the 2018 midterm election.
“Like most Iowans, I’m fed up with Washington politicians. Iowans deserve a progressive leader who will be a champion for working class families. It’s time to change the system that serves the interests of career politicians. That’s why I’ve decided to run for Congress,” said Sherzan.
Sherzan was raised on the east side of Des Moines near the Iowa State Fairgrounds. His mother was a clerical worker at Yonkers and his father worked in sales for Sears Roebuck & Co. His very first job was shining shoes at the Iowa State Fair for $.25 cents per shine. He graduated from the University of Iowa.
At age 39 he started his own financial services firm in Des Moines, Broker Dealer Financial Services. His company grew into an Iowa based, 60-employee firm with over 250 representatives and 35,000 customers located in Iowa and across the country. After 25 years of helping Iowans save for retirement and fund their children’s college education, Sherzan retired from his employee owned business.
“My parents raised me to believe in the American dream. I am a direct result of the opportunities Iowa gave them. Because of Washington politicians like David Young, that dream now seems out of reach for many of our state’s citizens,” said Sherzan. “I’m running because I’ve spent my life helping Iowans get ahead. These same people are being left behind by politicians in Washington and I refuse to sit back and let it continue. In job creation, healthcare, and education funding, David Young has not shown leadership. I look forward to building a grassroots campaign that will move Iowa working class families forward.”
Sherzan resides in Dallas County and has been married to his wife, Susan, for 40 years. He is the proud father of three and grandfather of seven.