WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A former state employee who runs a web design company with her husband wants David Young’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Cynthia Axne (AKS’-nee) announced her candidacy Friday for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Chief among her concerns are salvaging the Affordable Care Act, boosting education, putting people to work, guaranteeing paid family leave and providing affordable child care.
Axne says that from 2005 to 2014, she worked for the state, helping agencies deliver government services more effectively and efficiently.
Axne, who lives in West Des Moines, joins Des Moines consumer rights attorney Anna Ryon in seeking the Democratic nomination. Pete D’Alessandro says he’s exploratory a bid. He ran U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa.
The 3rd Congressional District covers southwest Iowa.