After launching his campaign for State Representative just weeks ago, Charles Clayton has announced that he’s raised over $25,000. Clayton is running for the Iowa House in District 9, which includes Fort Dodge and northern Webster County.
“I’m thrilled with the enthusiasm we’ve seen around my campaign since we started less than two weeks ago,” said Clayton. “Nearly 40,000 people watched my launch video and my thanks to all who have chipped in to get this campaign going strong. I’m serious about winning this race and being a public servant, not a politician.”
Clayton is the founder of Athletes for Education and Success (AFES) in Fort Dodge, a non-profit organization that provides after school programs, sports teams, and other educational & cultural opportunities for kids and families.
After getting his Associates Degree from Iowa Central, Charles was a teacher’s associate at Fort Dodge Middle School while earning his bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University. Charles has also worked at the Iowa State Police Association’s Rabiner Treatment Center and the local youth shelter. He has served on the Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission, the local cultural diversity committee, and the Iowa Commission on Status of African Americans. He is a member of the local NAACP and the Masonic Temple in Fort Dodge.