Ruby Bodeker

Ruby Bodeker

Iowa House, District 75, IA

Ruby is a teacher by training and a small town newspaper correspondent by trade, currently in national service in rural Iowa. She is running to represent Iowa House District 75 because for far too long rural issues and the concerns of working people have not be prioritized in the Iowa Legislature. No one should be left behind. To that end, Ruby believes we need a new voice in Des Moines—someone to agitate, to ask the questions, to tell the stories percolating up from the grassroots because we live here, too.

Ruby is a decidedly rural, Democratic voice who meets people where they are and listens to their stories. She believes the path to a thriving tomorrow runs through the very heart of rural Iowa—the steward of the land, the small town, the family farm, the local public school. This is the Iowa Ruby knows, believes in, and is ready to stand up and fight for by protecting workers and expanding unions, fully funding public education, keeping local public schools open, reversing the privatization of Medicaid, raising the minimum wage, expanding the number of beginning farmers on the land, ensuring clean water for all, and creating a state-level climate task force. Ruby and her husband are both union members who live in rural Benton County on an acreage with their four children.