Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives


Our Government Relations department is responsible for managing legislative representation at the state and national levels, while also organizing grassroots efforts through Iowa Rural Power which advocates for safe, reliable, affordable power that is environmentally responsible. The department also oversees a political action committee, Iowa FORE (Friends of Rural Electrification), and coordinates the contribution of funds to candidates who support the interests and goals of electric cooperatives. Contributions to FORE are for political purposes and are voluntary.

Click to learn more about IAEC's political action involvement.

Photo of Kevin CondonKevin Condon 
Director of Government Relations
515-727-8942 office

Kevin joined IAEC in 2016 as the department director and has been a member of the Iowa Lobby since 2011, previously serving as director of public affairs for the Iowa Communications Alliance and director of government relations for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Kevin also gained federal experience working on the staff of former Iowa United States Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C. After college, he worked on the political campaigns of two United States senators before temporarily leaving the Midwest for our nation’s Capital. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa with a double major in political science and English, as well as a Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University.




Photo of Elliott GebelElliott Gebel 
Advocacy and Political Affairs Coordinator
515-727-8953 office







Iowa's locally owned electric cooperatives are committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable & environmentally responsible power to 650,000 Iowans.

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