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MARENGO — Elle Wyant, a Marengo LGBTQ+ activist, is running for the Iowa Legislature from House 91, an open seat covering Iowa County and northwest Johnson County.
“Like many Iowans, I’m tired of our politics getting in the way of our progress,” Wyant said. “It's time to open back up the dialogue. If you have an open ear, come with an open mind. I’m ready to run a campaign for all Iowans.”
Wyant, 46, was raised on a rural Marengo farm and previously managed 160- to 400-acre corn and soybean farms. She earned a communications degree at Iowa State University. Wyant’s family owns Ackerman Wine in the Amana Colonies and Fireside Wine in Marengo.
Wyant has spent almost two decades as an account executive with UPS where she also served as chairwoman of the company’s LGBTQ Business Resource Group. She currently works in Air Cargo Sales at UPS Airlines.
“I’m running because I believe in equity for all, not for some,” Wyant said. “I believe in equity in our schools by funding them fully, in our economy by championing a fair tax plan that gives Iowa families a fair shot, and by living up to our reputation for being ‘Iowa Nice’ by building communities where everyone has the space to be fearlessly authentic.”
Wyant is passionate about giving a voice to Iowa’s LGBTQ+ youth. Along with advocacy in her own community, Wyant is currently on the board of directors with One Iowa. She has two daughters, and is an aviation enthusiast and foodie.
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