“Fearless Voice of our new Politics”
Des Moines, Iowa – Consumer rights attorney Anna Ryon will be holding an event to make an announcement about her possible candidacy to represent Iowa’s Third Congressional District on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00pm at Streetcar 209 in Des Moines’ East Village.
Anna was born in Creston and her family roots are in the heart of the third district in Adams County. A graduate of Grinnell College and Drake Law School, she currently works for the state representing consumer interests on issues in front of the Iowa Utilities Board. Her previous legal experience includes volunteering at Iowa Legal Aid and working at a law firm in Washington, DC representing investors and unions that lost money to Wall Street during the financial crisis. Before attending law school, Anna spent several years teaching in public high schools in rural Virginia and teaching ESL to immigrants from Central America.
In discussing her decision, Anna said, “I intentionally avoided getting into politics for most of my life. I always thought it was enough to have a day job where I was doing something worthwhile and I could leave the vicious game of politics to people better suited for it. But the events of the last year have changed my perspective. I can no longer sit on the sidelines and wait for someone else to do what I’m not willing to do myself. It’s time for me to be willing to put myself on the line and fight for what I believe in.”
Anna lives in the Drake neighborhood of Des Moines with her husband Kevin Althaus. She is happy to be in the role of step-mother to Kevin’s daughter and two sons.
For more information and to download a PDF version of this release, go to annaryon.com.
Scott Galindez attended Syracuse University, where he first became politically active. The writings of El Salvador's slain archbishop Oscar Romero and the on-campus South Africa divestment movement converted him from a Reagan supporter to an activist for Peace and Justice. Over the years he has been influenced by the likes of Philip Berrigan, William Thomas, Mitch Snyder, Don White, Lisa Fithian, and Paul Wellstone. Scott met Marc Ash while organizing counterinaugural events after George W. Bush's first stolen election. Scott Moved to Des Moines in 2015 to cover the Iowa Caucus.