Democrat Rich Leopold, an ecologist and former director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says he plans to run for governor in 2018.
OC…..you’ve seen. :04
The 52 year old Leopold holds degrees in animal ecology, biology and natural resources technology.
He says he is a political outsider tired of divisive partisan politics:
OC……..of our own. ;17
Saying Iowa has “some of the filthiest water in the country,” Leopold criticized politicians for talking about the problem but doing little to fix it.
OC…..bringing people together. ;08
Leopold lives in Des Moines and served as director of the Iowa DNR under Governor Chet Culver from 2007 to 2010.