Hello! My name is Sarah Smith and I am running for the state house, district 76. I am the 4th generation of my family to live in the district. My husband, Dustin, and I have two children: a son, Alex, who is a junior at Grinnell High school and a daughter, Josie, who is in 8th grade at Grinnell Middle school.
I work at Grinnell College in the office of Community Enhancement and Engagement. We work to connect campus and community, and enhance the community’s social and economic vitality and showcase Grinnell as a thriving and vibrant community. I am also active in community service by serving on various boards including: UnityPoint - Grinnell Regional Medical Center and GNSF – "Grinnell Newburg School Foundation" – as well as coaching the girls high school swim team and youth swim club.
I have always worked on finding common ground when solving a problem. Whether that be in my former position at a local non-profit, Imagine Grinnell as an executive director, as the chair of the vote yes school bond committee, and now at my current job at Grinnell College. I have always and will continue to work on finding ideas from anywhere in a community and focus on making sure that all voices are included and heard.
Our district’s backbone of economic success is through thriving businesses, farms, and non-profits: but we need to work on pushing towards new ideas which will result in a stronger economic environment for all.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment in 2020, please support me as I honor the many women that fought for the right to vote which therefore has forged the path for me to run for office.