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.
Kevin Condon / Director of Government Relations / 515-727-8942 office
Kevin Condon joined IAEC in 2016 as the Director of Government Relations 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 valuable federal experience working for Iowans as a staffer for former United States Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C.
Haley Smith / Advocacy Coordinator / 515-727-8953 office
Haley Smith joined the IAEC team in 2017. Previously, she worked in Washington, D.C., for Congressman David Young on a variety of legislative issues, including energy and agriculture. Before working in Washington, she served in the Des Moines office of Senator Joni Ernst. Haley gained experience in state government by working as a Legislative Clerk in the Iowa House of Representatives for three legislative sessions.