KCCI | Laura Terrell | 10/11016
Meet Iowa Democratic congressional candidate Kim Weaver
DES MOINES, Iowa —Democratic congressional candidate Kim Weaver grew up in Des Moines and went to Roosevelt High School, but told KCCI she wants to represent the 4th District because she has called Northwest Iowa home for the past 25 years.
Weaver is no stranger to politics, but she decided now is the time to run for Congress.
“I worked on the last two campaigns helping Jim Mower and Christie Vilsack, and I just saw that Steve King wasn't really doing anything for Iowa,” Weaver said.
Weaver lives in Sheldon, Iowa, where she works as a long-term care ombudsman, an advocate for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living programs.
“It's a very, very rewarding job,” Weaver said. “If somebody has a problem that their mom is not getting her medications correctly or on time or her pain is being ignored, they can call me.”