My name is Kim Weaver, and I’m running for Congress in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District to defeat Steve King. I was born in Des Moines and obtained my Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. In 1991 I moved to Sheldon in far northwest Iowa, where I’ve raised my three children and built my career.
In 2002 I became a single mom. I know firsthand how hard it can be to make ends meet. All three of my kids now have graduated from high school and gone on to college. Like most of our kids, they had to rely on Pell Grants, scholarships, and student loans to do so. I believe that having the opportunity to obtain a quality education is critical for all children as well as for the future of our country. I believe that we must make college affordability a priority so that young adults who have the determination and drive to succeed are able to do so.