Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy to run for reelection in newly drawn Polk County District 1
(Des Moines, IA)
Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy has served the residents of District 5 for the past three years. Today, McCoy announces reelection to the newly drawn District 1 after redistricting. This new district includes southwest Des Moines, West Des Moines and Clive in Polk County as well as Windsor Heights. "During my time in the Iowa Senate and recently on the Board of Supervisors, I have and will continue to fight for vulnerable residents. In my three years on the Board of Supervisors, I led the effort to prevent evictions in the height of the pandemic and have worked with my colleagues to secure $80 million for emergency rental assistance," said McCoy. "I'm leading the effort to secure additional funds for home repairs and weatherization so residents are able to stay in their homes." "I have worked to increase funding and access to mental health programs, cleaning up our water, and finding new ways to invest in affordable housing. I have been committed to transparency, accountability, and communication to the residents of Polk County. I was elected as a change-maker. I have made positive changes in how the county does business, who it serves, and how it distributes its resources. While I have not always been popular with my colleagues, I will always side on transparency and standing up for what is right and not what is popular." "Elections are about the future. I am excited to share my vision and hopes for moving Polk County forward as we transform to become a county of more than 1 million residents over the next couple of decades."