Cedar Rapids’ Art Staed seeks seventh term in new Iowa House District 80


CEDAR RAPIDS – Iowa Democratic Representative Art Staed of Cedar Rapids will seek re-election to House 80, a district created in the redistribution plan approved by lawmakers earlier this year.

Representative Art Staed, D-Cedar Rapids

Staed, 72, currently represents House 66, which covers northeast Cedar Rapids. House 80 covers more than half of the same territory as well as Hiawatha and Robins.

“I hope my new constituents, as well as my current constituents, give me the opportunity to represent them and help improve the quality of life for all people in Iowa,” Staed said.

He was first elected to the House in 2006 and served one term. He re-ran and has served in the Legislative Assembly since 2010.

Staed is the ranked Democrat on the House Environmental Protection Committee. He also sits on the Joint Education Credit Sub-Committee, Ways and Means Committees, Education, Local Government and Economic Growth. In 2022, he will be the member of the economic growth ranking.

A native of Missouri, Staed, with a master’s degree in secondary education and educational administration, has taught at the high school and college levels. He worked in sales and management for a cell phone company before returning to teach at Cedar Rapids. Staed and his wife, Susan, also owned and operated a Cedar Rapids cafe.

He and Susan have four children.

To learn more about Staed, visit https://www.facebook.com/art.staed.1.

Comments: (319) 398-8375; [email protected]

About Margaret L. Portillo

Check Also

BMoCA proposes to move to NoBo Arts District with ‘creative campus’, aiming to bolster city’s arts destination status – Boulder Daily Camera

For 50 years, BMoCA provided the community with a rotating selection of world-renowned designer exhibitions, …