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If elected to City Council in the November race to represent the fourth ward, Rachel Junck would be the youngest woman elected to any political position in Iowa's history...

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As 20-year-old Rachel Junck embarks on a potentially historic campaign bid for the Fourth Ward seat on the Ames City Council, her campaign isn’t fueled by history but a love for the city she grew up in...

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The filing period for candidates wanting to run for city council and school board expired Thursday, with the races for the Nov. 5 ballot taking shape...

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Absentee voting for the Nov. 5 city council and school board elections began Monday, according to the Story County Auditor’s Office...

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Such a terrific article about an important and inspiring lecture. Read all the way through for a fun mention about my experience running for office as a woman!

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Ames City Council tackled residents’ questions, from climate change and affordable housing to community safety at Tuesday night’s candidate forum, hosted by the League of Women Voter for Ames and Story County.

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With the Nov. 5 election, less than two weeks away, Ames City Council candidates engaged in a spirited debate regarding affordable housing, and more!

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Engineering student and hometown resident Rachel Junck, candidate for Ames City Council representing the fourth Ward, explains her approach and platforms. If elected, she will be the youngest woman to hold office in Iowa history. Listen here!

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Junck, a 20-year-old junior at ISU, believes that ISU’s student population, which represents half of Ames’ population, should be represented with a “voice with voting power.” Read more here!

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Ames City Council candidate Rachel Junck  explains her approach to her campaign, stating that “Local action is just the beginning.”  Read more here!

Environmental activists gathered outside of Ames’ City Hall Friday to voice their concerns regarding climate change. The rally was part of the Global Climate Strike, a nationwide movement to bring awareness to the climate crisis...

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Breakout session leaders include Rachel Junck, Samone Whitfield, Teresa Zilk and Max Mowitz.

Junck is an Iowa State senior studying chemical engineering who is also running for Ames City Council Ward 4.  Read more here!

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After the Tuesday Election, Ames City Council candidate Rachel Junck had received 49.2 percent of the votes, just short of the 50% threshold to win outright.

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Rachel Junck, candidate for Ames City Council talks about the runoff election on December 3rd and her campaign so far.  "Seven votes," Junck repeats. "We'll keep working for it." Read more here!

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Junck said that student voices need to be factored in the issue of affordable housing and climate change. “Finding a way to balance both the needs of the students and the lifelong residents when it comes to housing is important.” Read more here!

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