May 7, 2012 - Associated Press - Iowa lawmakers send 4 budget bills to governor
Kelley @ the Capital
April 24, 2012 - Earth Day has special significance for Jasper County
See the Fallon Forum and past programs on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FallonForum
May 3, 2012 - Extension of the session
Read Carolyn Cook's letter to the editor supporting initiatives to make Iowa's schools green. Newton Daily News, January 20, 2012
“Made in Iowa” Legislative Priority for 2013 Session, October 19, 2012
Kelley files for re-election bid, Newton Daily News, March 21, 2012. Newton State Rep. Dan Kelley will seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2012 in the new District 29, which covers all of Newton and part of Jasper County. "Serving the people of Jasper County in the Iowa House is a great honor and I look forward to running for another term. I’m proud of our progress this year, our community has a bright future with good schools, a quality workforce, and growing industries like renewable energy," said Kelley, who is serving his first term in the Iowa House.
Joining Iowa lawmakers in forming bipartisan cancer caucus, January 11, 2012 article. A bipartisan group of House and Senate members are forming a “cancer caucus” to raise awareness and share collective knowledge among legislators and their constituents about a large group of different diseases that claim more than 6,000 Iowans’ lives every year.
Rep. Scott Raecker, R-Urbandale, Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton and Sens. Pat Ward, R-West Des Moines, and Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, have held an initial telephonic meeting with Dr. George Weiner, president of the Iowa Cancer Consortium and director of the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, to organize the caucus and to decide what its role, if any, will be in the policy-making arena. (Read more at easterniowagovernment.com.)
Fellowship for Midwestern Leadership Institute, Newton Independent, October 25, 2011
I was honored to be among 37 lawmakers selected to participate in The Council of State Governments' 17th annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development. The non-partisan institute is a training program that annually identifies and assists Midwestern state leaders in developing leadership skills and analyzing a variety of public policy issues, including economic development, education and environmental protection.
Kelley meets with Lance Armstrong
Excerpts: "It was an honor to meet with Lance to discuss cancer prevention and how Iowa can better support cancer survivors," said Kelley, who agreed to help form a bi-partisan caucus on cancer prevention, research and accessible treatment.
Kelley, Black calling for special session of Iowa Legislature
Excerpts: “It’s clear if we don’t act quickly the governor will go forward with his plan to close our office in Newton and other critical locations across the state,” Kelley said. “I’m calling for a special session so the more than 200,000 unemployed and under-employed Iowans don’t lose this critical resource to find good paying jobs in Iowa and to help local businesses find skilled workers.”
Kelley appointed to ARRA oversight board
Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton, has been appointed to the Iowa Accountability and Transparency Board by House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy. The ARRA provided increased federal funding to jump start growth, create and maintain jobs and assist the economy as it battles back from recession. In Iowa, funding is applied to projects including improving infrastructure, supporting schools, promoting health care and fostering development of renewable energy. (Read the complete article here.)
Thanks to Lisa Cunningham for her recent letter to the editor.
Excerpt: Iowa House lawmakers moments ago rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton, that would have required voter approval before a nuclear power plant could be located within a county. Kelley offered an amendment that would have required a majority vote of county voters before a nuclear plant could be constructed. If not approved by the voters, the question could not be brought again for eight years.
Rep. Dan Kelley would gain portions of western Jasper County under the proposed House District 29 map released today and lose a portion of the southeast part of the county. (See the maps.)
FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Interview with Randy Van, News Director of KCOB. October 27. I discuss my reason for running and legislative goals. Much of the discussion concerns the unemployment rate of Jasper County.
Iowa's Land and Water Legacy. I was on The Fallon Forum recently to talk about Question #1 on Nov. 2nd's ballot Iowa's Water and Land Legacy Amendment. I strongly support voting YES on Question 1. The amendment will allow The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund to provide a permanent, dedicated and accountable funding mechanism for protection of water quality, conservation of agricultural soils, and improvement of natural areas in Iowa, including fish and wildlife habitat. Click here to listen.
October 21, 2010, Candidates Forum. Listen to the Jasper County League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. Candidates for Jasper County Supervisor are the first part of the audio. Candidates for State General Assembly (Senate and House) then follow.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The seat Dan is running for was previously held by my father for the past 18 years. He served Jasper County to the fullest and genuinely cared for and listened to his constituents, as I feel Dan would also do a great job of.
I have known Dan Kelley for over ten years. I can affirm that he is a man of great character and someone you would be pleased to have as your State Representative.... [Dan] believes that every child should get this opportunity. Kelley’s focus is to ensure that our schools prepare our kids for the 21st century economy. (Letter)
I have voted for Republicans and for Democrats. I fall in the middle, literally, on most issues, like most people do.... I believe FULLY that Dan Kelley is the best man for the Job for house district 41. Period. He sincerely cares about the community and the world we live in. (Letter)
I am pleased to know that Dan Kelley is running for state representative.
Dan's commitment to Jasper County is phenomenal. He is an avid volunteer, serves on many boards, and has a positive outlook on the future of our area.
When it comes to policies, he is a true believer in helping the middle class, putting children first, using tax money wisely, doing what is right for our county and serving the needs of all citizens. (Letter)
Special interests have too much influence in politics and Dan Kelley will work for the people of our district and state rather than feed at the trough of the special interest. (Letter)
Dan proved himself to be well-informed about the issues facing Iowans, particularly working families. (Letter)
[Dan] is very concerned about the current problems in our country and wants us to know he will support our seniors and Medicare. He wants to ensure our children are ready for the future.
He believes in supporting our Veterans and our troops overseas. He wants to bring good paying jobs to Newton. (Letter)
Character, understanding, intelligence, discipline, the ability and willingness to listen and the exuberance to give 100 percent — these are the essentials I know are necessary to be a good State Representative. Dan Kelley has all of these traits. (Letter)
[Dan] understands the devastation the loss of good paying jobs in our county has caused and will work hard to bring good paying jobs to Iowa and our county.... He will always tell you his position and listen to yours. He has managed a positive campaign.... Isn’t positive campaigning something we have all said we would like to see? (Letter)
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Contributions should be made out to: Dan Kelley for State Representative, and mailed to PO Box 333, Newton IA 50208.
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