116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
An attorney says his experience would serve him well on the Iowa City school board.
Gregg Geerdes, of 890 Park Pl. in Iowa City, announced his candidacy Wednesday.
He said in a news release that the school district will change profoundly in the next four years because of construction plans, redistricting requirements and other issues.
“I see a great need to make decisions on these and other issues based on what is good overall for the school district and which are financially realistic,” he said. “My background and experience will allow me to effectively participate in this decision-making process in a manner which is prudent, realistic and fair to all.”
Geerdes, 52, said he has practiced law in Iowa City for more than 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College Of Law.
He and his wife, Mary Murphy, have five children who attend City High, Northwest Junior High and Regina Elementary School.
Also running for the three open seats in the Sept. 10 election are incumbents Karla Cook and Tuyet Dorau and challengers Brian Kirschling, Chris Lynch, Jason Lewis, Jim Tate, Sara Barron and Phil Hemingway.