(CRESTON) Retired educator John Rose of Creston has announced that he will run for the Iowa House in the new District 21, which includes all of Union and Adams Counties and parts of Cass and Pottawattamie Counties.
“As a teacher and football coach, I spent years in the classroom helping our kids and grandkids become engaged, successful citizens,” said Rose. “With today’s rapidly changing economy, we have to make sure every child can get needed to compete with workers from around the globe,” said Rose, a Democrat. “We also have to guarantee that no child or school in rural Iowa gets left behind.”
Now retired, Rose was a secondary Social Studies teacher and assistant football coach at Creston High School for 28 years and also worked at Adair-Casey High School in Adair. He has served as a substitute teacher in Creston and also authored a football coaching book.
“It’s time for us to put aside the partisan, divisive politics that dominates our public discourse today and work together to do what’s best for Iowa,” added Rose. “My top priority at the State House will be helping rural communities like ours grow and bring new, good-paying jobs to our community.”
John Rose was born and raised in Spencer, Iowa, and graduated from Spencer High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters from Mankato State University in Minnesota. His wife Lois is a retired English and Speech teacher. Their daughter Lauri, lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband and their son Edward is an attorney in Davenport. They have three grandchildren.
John and Lois spend their time travelling, attending Iowa Hawkeye football games, fishing, and pheasant hunting with their Springer Spaniel, Molly.