Chelsea Lepley

Chelsea Lepley

City Council, Ward 2, Des Moines, IA

2023 Endorsement

Chelsea is a dedicated individual committed to making a positive impact on her community. Growing up in Des Moines, she has firsthand experience with the various neighborhoods, allowing her to understand the diverse needs of the city.

Coming from a hardworking union household, Chelsea has always been motivated to improve Des Moines. Her passion for community service is evident through her involvement in numerous boards, including Parks and Recreation, affordable housing, neighborhood groups, and leadership training programs.

During her time as a student, Chelsea embraced causes and issues close to her heart. She actively supported initiatives related to voter turnout, economic fairness, gender equality, LGBTQ+ civil rights, criminal justice reform, environmental sustainability, and campaign finance reform.

With a strong work ethic that began at an early age, Chelsea embarked on her professional journey at the age of 14 and has been continuously employed since then. As a first-generation college graduate, she holds degrees in education (BA) and public policy (MPA). Her extensive work experience spans various fields, including healthcare policy, healthcare IT, software, technical writing, legislative affairs, project and bid management, political campaigns, nonprofit fundraising, and hospitality.

Now, Chelsea is running for City Council with the goal of bridging the gap between the community and its leaders. She is determined to tirelessly dedicate herself to creating a brighter, more inclusive, and safer future for all residents of Des Moines.