Jack has been an educator for 6 years, teaching at both the high school and university level. He completed his teaching certificate and Masters in Education at PSU, and his MFA at ISU. He currently substitute teaches in Boone, IA. He knows that rural schools and hospitals are essential for their communities, but both are not receiving the funding they need from the state. The problem is that the folks in Des Moines don’t know how to listen to the teachers and doctors who serve their district. Jack is running as a listener, and an educator who knows how important your local school is to the community.