A retired educator from Bettendorf is running for a seat in the Iowa House. Monday Joan Marttila announced she's running as a democrat in District 94, which includes Bettendorf, Riverdale, Panorama Park, and northeast Davenport.
Currently the seat is held by republican Gary Mohr, also from Bettendorf.
For 35 years, Marttila worked as an audiologist for the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. And says if elected, she would focus on, quote, "what is right for everyone." That includes good wages, access to affordable health care, a quality education, and safe communities.
The Iowa primary will be held on June 5th, with the general election in November.