Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

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.

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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 (2003), as well as a Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University (2011).

 

 

 

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

Elliott joined IAEC in 2023 and is responsible for managing the Iowa Rural Power grassroots program and serving as the point of contact for member cooperatives regarding advocacy and political action inquiries. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in public administration and political science. Prior to joining IAEC, Elliott interned with the Iowa Bankers Association, worked on Iowa 2nd District Congresswoman Ashley Hinson’s re-election campaign, and worked in Iowa 4th District Congressman Randy Feenstra’s office in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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