116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
I’m Jason Glass, an at-large candidate for Iowa City Council. I met my wife of 20 years here in the Hawkeye Marching Band, and we have two daughters and a Labrador retriever.
I’m running because I believe in service to the community, and I love Iowa City. It’s a pretty great place. That sometimes gets lost in the discussions about where we fall short. I will leverage my experiences and a respectful, nonpartisan approach to help make this an even better place.
- Vice chairman of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission and past Iowa Human Rights Board member
- Active in music and local theatre
- A 20-year human resources executive for several local companies. I now teach at UI’s Tippie College of Business
- A current member of the Iowa Army National Guard’s 34th Army Band where I have served for 27 years. I play saxophone and I’m the drum major
- A past leader of a nonprofit focused on welcoming a diverse workforce
I’m not running because of one issue, but to be a problem solver on all challenges we face. Priorities for the city include:
- Public safety: We have increasing gun violence in Iowa City. We are debating the proper role of law enforcement. I believe we can both make our community safer and be innovative in making law enforcement more equitable and community focused.
- American Rescue Plan funds: We have big decisions to make about $18 million in federal money. The focus should be on directly supporting those most impacted by the pandemic and not included in previous support.
- Back to basics: Assuring our basic city services, like Fire Department staffing, continue to be a priority.
I will bring a unique and independent voice to council. I ask for your vote and support on or before Nov. 2.
Jason Glass is a candidate for Iowa City Council.