IOWA CITY, IA—Jason Glass reaffirms his candidacy for the Iowa City Council election on November 2, 2021, seeking one of the two At Large seats on the ballot.
“I returned last week from a month of National Guard duty and had several messages asking about what seat I’m running for,” said Glass. “Since I announced my candidacy in May, I have told media and voters that I plan to seek an At Large seat. That plan has not changed. I know there have been announcements by current city councilors and new candidates, but that does not change my intention to serve on the Iowa City Council in an At Large seat.”
“Given that all the other announced candidates are endorsing and/or supporting each other, I know I have my work cut out for me,” continued Glass. “I respect the other candidates and believe they are serious people. I also feel strongly that the Iowa City Council, like any good leadership team, needs a variety of voices and perspectives to find the most effective solutions. My combination of human rights work, business experience, involvement in the arts and music, non-profit leadership, and National Guard service will bring a unique perspective to the council. I have a long history of making tough decisions and having difficult conversations. I will lean into this work as City Councilor and stand up for what is right.”
Jason’s background, approach to problem solving and commitment to remaining non-partisan while in office is resonating with voters. The campaign website contains numerous endorsements from a wide spectrum of community members with varied interests and involvement. Residents across the community are requesting yard signs and signing up to volunteer.
Jason is the current Vice Chair of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, a 20-year Human Resources Professional for local businesses that now teaches management and leadership topics at the University level, small business owner, and current member of the Iowa Army National Guard. As a human resources professional, Jason recruited diverse talent to the area, assisted those with barriers to employment, and helped create welcoming, equitable, engaging, and safe workplaces. He’s worked alongside a wide range of people in several types of organizations and activities.
More information about Jason and the campaign can be found at www.jasonglassforiowacity.com and on the campaign Facebook page (Jason Glass for Iowa City).