Ankeny, Iowa (July 21, 2021) — Todd Brady of Ankeny, creator of the Vaccine Hunter covid vaccination website, will run for the Ankeny state Senate seat in district 19 in 2022. Brady, 37, will run as a Democrat for the Senate District 19 seat in the Iowa Legislature, which is currently held by Iowa Senate majority leader Jack Whitver.
“Everyone complains that there is too much talking and not enough doing in politics,” Brady said.
“When the state released their Vaccinate Iowa website, there was an obvious gap between finding a location and finding an appointment. I took action and created Vaccine Hunter, a site that should have been created by our state from the beginning. Jack Whitver played politics during the pandemic, while I actually got things done. We need a senator focused on service, not partisan politics.”
Todd Brady grew up in Indianola, Iowa, and is a graduate of both Indianola High School and Iowa State University, where he earned a degree in Computer Science. He is a devoted husband and a proud father of two boys. He, his wife Christina, and their 2 sons moved to Ankeny 5 years ago to be closer to family and to be back in Christina’s hometown. Christina has been a high school math teacher for thirteen years, and was excited to teach at one of the high schools in Ankeny, where she grew up.
Todd has 3 main objectives he is focusing on in his campaign. First, to prioritize and fund public PreK-12 and regents universities, the second is to protect the right to vote and make it easier for all eligible Iowans to vote. And the third objective is to represent all Iowans instead of special interests and make sure our legislation is inclusive of all people no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
“If public schools are prioritized and provided proper funding, it creates a ripple effect of change throughout the state of Iowa,” Todd said. “Our voting rights in Iowa took center stage when the latest bill to attack the vote was passed by the Republicans and signed on March 8, 2021 by our governor.”
He knows this will be an uphill battle, but thinks there is some common ground to build on. “I am running as a democrat, but I come from a family of republicans. I think there is plenty of common ground to get things done, and move Iowa in a more positive direction,” Todd said.
His Iowa state senate campaign website can be found at ToddForIowa.com where you can learn more about Todd and his family, and more about the issues he will be focusing on