Republican candidate for Iowa House District 67

Robins, northwest Marion, east Hiawatha, and northern Cedar Rapids

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 13, 2020

CONTACT:  Sally Abbott, sendsally67@gmail.com

Sally Abbott Announces Run for Statehouse

(CEDAR RAPIDS) – Registered Nurse and Kirkwood Adjunct Instructor Sally Abbott announced today she will seek election to Iowa House District 67, which includes Robins, northwest Marion, east Hiawatha and the northern tip of Cedar Rapids.  The seat is currently held by Ashley Hinson, who is now running for the US House of Representatives.

Raising a family, Abbott has lived in the district 28 years.  She is a registered nurse with experience in the areas of neurology, immunology, teen chemical dependency, obstetrics, and long-term care.  For the past 15 years she has worked as an Adjunct Faculty at Kirkwood Community College teaching nursing and health science courses to high school and college students.

Abbott, a lifelong Republican, said, “I want to keep Iowa an exceptional place to raise a family.  As an educator, I want solid schools and promising opportunities for all students.  As a nurse, I will work to improve wellness and prevention efforts, as well as address the staggering cost of quality health care.”

Abbott has been a champion of education, health, and improving the lives of others.  She will be a strong advocate for families at the Statehouse.  As a consultant, she worked to improve health outcomes for moms and babies by assisting national companies with corporate lactation programs.  She served on the Health Program Management Committee to promote STEM initiatives in health science careers in Iowa.  In addition, Abbott worked for ten years with low income residents teaching career building classes in the KPACE/ Skills to Employment program at Kirkwood.

Sally has been married to Bob, an engineer at Collins Aerospace, for 35 years and together have four children and two grandchildren.  They are members of Veritas Church in downtown Cedar Rapids.  Abbott has family roots in the state.  Her father was born in Waterloo and her grandfather taught at Iowa State over one hundred years ago.