After 25 years as a social worker and University of Iowa disabilities educator, Dave Leshtz has devoted himself to issue advocacy and politics statewide and nationally. He served for eight years on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, four as chair. He has been a board member of the Iowa Center for AIDS Research and Education (ICARE), ACLU of Iowa, and Americans for Democratic Action, an organizer for Service Employees International Union, and co-editor of The Prairie Progressive. Dave served as Constituency Outreach Director for Gov. Howard Dean’s presidential caucus campaign and since 2007 has been a District Representative for Congressman Dave Loebsack.