WINTERSET – Former Public Health Administrator Pam Deichmann announced her candidacy for the Iowa Senate in District 13. District 13 includes all of Madison County and all of Warren County, with the exception of the city of Cumming.
“I was raised to believe it’s our responsibility to participate in political processes that affect our day to day lives,” said Deichmann. “I believe Iowa needs people of good faith working together to ensure our small towns remain vibrant, our schools remain top notch and our communities continue to be safe places to raise our families. That’s why I’m running for the State Senate.”
Deichmann began her career in nursing over 30 years ago, as a critical care nurse. She went on to lead Home Health and Public Health Agencies in Des Moines and Greenfield, and eventually to become an administrator and Bureau Chief in Iowa’s Department of Public Health. For the past 20 years, her responsibilities have included budgeting, human resource management, federal and state appropriations, and more.
Deichmann is active in her community of Winterset. She has been a Sunday school teacher. She is a Red Cross Volunteer Disaster Team Member, a volunteer for the Madison County Museum and past Chair of the Madison County Master Gardeners. Deichmann has also served as President of the Iowa Public Health Association (2013-2014) and the Central Region of Iowa Nurses Association (2014).
Deichmann added: “I believe all of these experiences, from being a Sunday school teacher to an administrator with the Iowa Department of Public Health have prepared me to represent the people of District 13 in the Iowa Senate. I believe in the communities of this district and I will work hard every day to make sure our Main Streets remain economically vibrant and safe for our families.”
Deichmann and her husband Craig have one daughter, Amanda, who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Deichmann and her family attend First United Presbyterian Church in Winterset.
“I welcome input into this campaign from the people of District 13. We can be contacted at (515) 462-0150.”