From 1993 to 2006, I served in the Iowa Legislature, focusing on land-use, the environment, marriage equality, prison reform and campaign finance reform. I ran for Governor in 2006 and Congress in 2008 - didn't win, but both campigns were a great experience.
My passion for justice inspires me, and my life is committed to working for a better world, both within and outside the political process. Climate change is the gravest crisis we have ever faced, and I am committed to doing everything in my power to mobilize people to address it.
I am a musician and organic gardener, raise chickens, and have a wonderfully weird cat named Mika, who unfortunately was not accepted as a marcher. I enjoy square dancing, biking, canoeing, everything Irish, and have two wonderful offspring: Ben and Fionna.