DUBUQUE – Recent precinct redistricting created a new opportunity with no incumbents for Senate District 29 which includes Bremer County and parts of Butler, Chickasaw and Floyd counties.
Jenn Wolff, life-long resident, professional, and active volunteer at the local, state, and national level has filed to run against Sandy Salmon. With a moderate approach when it comes to policy, Wolff is focused on bringing people together and listening. Her own life experience has shaped her vision for Senate.
Jenn graduated from Waverly Shell Rock High School and from Wartburg College. Her parents are retired teachers, Diane at West Cedar Elementary and Darold at Wartburg. Jenn received a Masters in Occupational Therapy and worked at Taylor Physical Therapy for 10 years where she helped facilitate support groups for individuals with Parkinson Disease and their caregivers as well as individuals who had experienced a stroke and their caregivers.
Jenn became disabled during graduate school which allowed her to experience needing care before providing it as a therapist. This also opened her eyes to systemic discrimination the disability community and other marginalized communities deal with on a regular basis. She has been organizing with #UpgradeMedicaid to share the stories of those most impacted by the care crisis happening in Iowa and across the nation to create change. Realizing that the care crisis impacts families with children, individuals with disabilities, our aging Iowans, their families and caregivers has led her to run for Iowa Senate District 29.
Candidate Wolff notes, “We are failing Iowan’s across the lifespan who rely on care and those who provide care. Families are being stretched to the limit, sometimes having to quit a job to stay at home to provide care which impacts our economy. It’s time to investigate cost effective ways of increasing the care workforce and supporting families.
The Iowa Democratic Party, in coordination with the State of Iowa Election rules, oversees the special nomination convention that will be conducted this summer to add Wolff to the November ballot since the filing period closed in March.