Humans Services Commissioner and Highline Citizens For Schools Chair Chad Harper Announces Campaign For Des Moines City Council
Citizen Activist and Community Leader Chad Harper announced his campaign today for Des Moines City Council.
"I am excited to continue my public service in this great community. We have work to do to ensure Des Moines city government runs smoothly and efficiently. I'm hoping my record of results in public service can help make that happen," said Chad Harper.
Most recently, Chad Harper led the effort to pass the construction bond for the Highline School District as the Chair of the Highline Citizens for Schools. As a commissioner for the Des Moines Human Services Commission, he worked to increase the number of non-profit programs that received support from the city while not raising additional taxes. He is also a Highline Schools Foundation Trustee.
Chad was raised by his grandmother in a low-income household and became the first person in his family to graduate from high school and college. He has a degree in Politics and Government from the University of Puget Sound. Chad is a former intern for Congressman Adam Smith, worked in King County Councilmember Julia Patterson's office and currently works in legal administration at Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt.
"There are so many issues and challenges in Des Moines I'm ready to work on. We need to move forward on the redevelopment of the Marina, increase the number of police officers, and ensure all citizens have a voice in our city process," added Harper.