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CEDAR FALLS — Democrat Dave Williams announced Tuesday he will run for Iowa House District 60, which includes the community of Hudson and parts of Waterloo and Cedar Falls.

The seat is currently occupied by Republican Walt Rogers, who has served since 2011.

Williams, 64, of Cedar Falls, said through his experience as a former operations manager at John Deere and community volunteer, he understands the need for collaboration in order to identify problems, determine solutions and reach goals that result in mutual benefit for those involved.

“Our state is trending away from the Iowa values with which I was raised and how we raised our children. Political divisiveness on every level is blocking progress for our state and our future,” said Williams. “I am running for the Statehouse because I am a good listener and problem-solver without an extreme agenda of my own.”

He said he has a business background, experience in both K-12 and post secondary education, experience working with energy and environmental issues, and has been a longtime volunteer in education and historic preservation.

He began his career as an engineer at John Deere and held a number of managerial positions during his 36 years with the company. He was a self-employed executive coach and small business consultant after concluding his Deere career. Williams was also an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration.

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