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Democrat Eddie Mauro Formally Announces Candidacy for Iowa’s Third Congressional District


Democrat Eddie Mauro Formally Announces Candidacy for Iowa’s Third Congressional District

Fundraising advantage and enthusiasm for “Getting it done for Iowa” message propels Mauro into the lead for Democratic nomination.

DES MOINES — Following an exploratory period that resulted in a commanding quarterly fundraising performance, Eddie Mauro is officially announcing his candidacy for the United States Congress, representing Iowa’s third (3rd) district.

Over the past five months, Mauro has traveled nearly 1,000 miles across Iowa’s third district meeting with Iowa families to listen and learn what they need from Washington and Iowa’s legislature. The enthusiasm for Mauro’s candidacy and inclusive “All of Iowa” message has motivated him to move forward with his candidacy to unseat Republican David Young and truly represent all Iowans of the third district.

“Iowans give their all everyday to their jobs, their families, their churches, and their communities. What they expect of their elected leaders is to put their politics aside and get things done for the people of the district. We have politicians that say anything to get elected and, when given the chance to govern, do nothing – literally nothing,” explains Mauro. “Like other small business owners and concerned parents, I’m fed up with ‘party over the American people’ loyalists like David Young, who don’t give us, the folks back home, a second thought. Enough of the excuses – it’s time to get it done for Iowa, and I know how to do it.”

“As a husband, a parent and a small business person, I know what’s needed right now – good jobs that pay a good wage, healthcare that covers everybody, education that prepares our kids to work, and an economy that’s ready for what’s next,” explains Mauro. “I’ve taken on government to win protections for mental health in our community. I’ve built a successful business that respects its employees. I’ve built teams that bring home championships. I play it straight, stays true to my principles, and always give 100%”.

As Iowa’s next Congressman from the third district, Eddie Mauro’s priorities will include:

  • Jobs that pay a fair wage for hard work. It’s that simple; if you work hard, you deserve to be paid fairly. Mauro believes that there is an attainable balance between labor and business interests, which will attract industries of all types (technology, energy, retail, service, agriculture and manufacturing) to Iowa.
  • An education strategy that allows Iowans to compete for great jobs. As a former educator himself, Mauro understands that for Iowa to win the jobs of tomorrow we MUST put enough resources into education. While college is one path to a prosperous future, vocation and technical training are additional ways that kids and adults can gain the skills required to compete and win in our economy. Mauro will work to ensure every Iowan who wants to further themselves has the chance.
  • Affordable and accessible healthcare for all. Taking away your health insurance protections may make David Young’s lobbyist friends happy, but it will devastate thousands of Iowan families. Eddie Mauro will work to block any attempt to dismantle Obamacare. Instead, he’ll work to make commonsense improvements to the law to continue to make healthcare more affordable for Iowa’s families.

Iowa 3 is currently ranked among the most competitive races in the country. Based on recent polling, David Young’s re-election chances have fallen below 50%, due in most part to his 98% pro-Trump voting record. According to recent articles, Eddie Mauro is best positioned financially to win the Democratic nomination and defeat Young in the fall. Visit for more information about Mauro and his stand on key issues that impact Iowa and will ensure we get things done in Washington.


Eddie Mauro is a successful businessman and lifelong resident of Des Moines. A longtime community leader, Mauro is a founding member of the influential community organization AMOS and serves on the board/s of South Suburban YMCA, the Immigration Committee for the Iowa Catholic Conference, and the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa. In addition to these leadership roles, Mauro coached Dowling High School to state championships in baseball in 1999 and 2001. He also coached football at North High School and baseball at Lincoln High School and DMACC. Mauro is married to Sharilyn, his wife of 27 years, and has two children in Des Moines.