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Senator Danielson says he will not run for Congress in 2018

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Iowa State Senator, Jeff Danielson, says he has decided not to challenge Republican Congressman, Rod Blum, in the 2018 race for First District Congress.

The Democrat from Cedar Falls currently represents Iowa Senate District 30 in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Hudson.

Danielson told KWWL Thursday night, “I'll remain focused on the Cedar Valley and support the candidates and causes I care about.”

Danielson is a professional firefighter for the City of Cedar Falls. He says that important obligation and commitment, in addition to his obligations as a current Iowa State Senator, make very difficult, if not impossible, to run a successful campaign for U.S. Congress at this time.

Danielson is also a U.S. Navy Veteran and adjunct professor of public policy at the University of Northern Iowa.

He and his wife, Kim, have two children.

In recent years, Danielson has been involved in the bi-partisan, non-partisan, citizens movement known as No-Labels.

That group is made up of Republicans, Democrats and Independents who say the Federal Government is no longer capable of solving the problems facing America.

No Labels wants the Government to work again by implementing what it calls common sense solutions, rather than being crushed under the weight of 'poisonous rhetoric.'

Prior to winning election to the Iowa Senate, Danielson served in the Iowa House.


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