Democrat Seidl plans to challenge Schulte in Iowa 37
Mark J. Seidl of Cedar Rapids has announced he'll seek election in Iowa House 37, which currently is represented by Republican Rep. Renee Schulte.
Seidl, 50, grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Regis High School. A graduate of Creighton University Law School, he practices with his brother and sister in the law firm of Seidl & Chicchelly.
“Although no one would have wished for any of them, the natural, fiscal, and economic disasters that have struck us in recent years present unique opportunities for rethinking each level of our government,” Seidl said. “In going forward, we must concentrate on reconstituting and enhancing our advantages—recreating two cities which are an essential part of Iowa’s character, conserving our tremendous natural resources in agriculture and renewable energy production, and preparing the next generation of Iowans to be leaders and innovators in the future.”Seidl, a Democrat, has previously served on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association of East Central Iowa and Green Square Meals. he and his wife, Anne, live in Bowman Woods with their two children.