Ryan Hall for Council
A young and progressive voice for an equitable and sustainable Iowa City
Why I'm Running
This campaign is not about one single person – this is about a movement. This is about a community that has limitless potential to address the core issues of poverty, challenge economic and racial injustice, build a sustainable future, protect our water and other natural resources, educate our young folks, and so much more. I am running because we need new and young voices at the decision-making table. We need to encourage and support fresh voices and leadership. I am running to bridge the gap between the student population and the residents outside of campus. I am running for City Council in Iowa City to be a voice for all.
Ryan Hall, 24, Environmental Planning (B.A.) student at the University of Iowa
There is something special about the Midwest: the people, the soil, the water. This region is wholesome, nourishing, and has incredible potential. These qualities give me hope for a brighter future that we the people can create. I’m from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, but now I call Iowa City home.
After spending two years and too much money pursuing higher education in Michigan following high school, I decided to serve with AmeriCorps. Through this national service program that focuses on strengthening communities and building leaders, I learned of the struggles many Americans face. I served for three years in three different locations. My service ranged from mentoring and tutoring in underfunded public schools in Columbus, Ohio, to acting as a wildland firefighter in Colorado, to saving folks money on their utility bills in Decorah, Iowa.
After my three years of service, I embarked on a 3-month, 4,000 mile bicycle trip across the United States from the coast of Oregon to Washington D.C. Along the way I spoke about the opportunities we have to take action on climate change that can empower our communities and make us more resilient.
I chose to finish my education here in Iowa City because I see the great potential this community has. We educate some of the brightest students in the world; we have vast resources to nourish our people, and we have a wonderful opportunity to become a sustainable and equitable community.
I am running for Iowa City Council because I know I’m not the only one with this progressive vision. We must inspire a new generation of thinkers, motivators, and organizers to secure a brighter future.
I want the voices of the most vulnerable people in our community to be heard, and I want a future that has all of us in mind: student, immigrant, or long-time resident.
I want to be a City Councillor for all, and I can’t wait to get started.
Where to Vote
Where to early vote:
- Every day from 7:45am to 5:30pm starting October 18 through November 7 at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office
- Wednesday, October 25
– Broadway Neighborhood Center
2105 Broadway St, Iowa City
2:30pm – 5:30pm
– Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center
2651 Roberts Rd, Iowa City
2:30pm – 5:30pm
- Friday, October 27
– Iowa Memorial Union
125 N. Madison St, Iowa City
10:00am – 3:00pm
- Tuesday, October 31
– University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City (Fountain Entrance)
10:00am – 4:00pm
- Thursday, November 2
– Iowa City Pubic Library
123 S. Linn St, Iowa City
11:00am – 6:00pm
- Sunday, November 5
– Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St, Coralville
Noon – 4:00pm
Where to vote on Election Day (NOVEMBER 7):
Check polling location here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx