Sean Bagniewski’s life began in a trailer park, being raised by a single mother who worked day and night to take care of him. His mother’s dedication and his community’s public investments worked together to afford Sean the opportunities he needed to thrive and eventually become an attorney.
For Sean, change starts with everyday Iowans and the recognition that individual success isn’t always enough. Change comes when our communities thrive and bring out the best in people. But along the way, he witnessed how years of political gridlock and hyperpartisanship meant that kids who were just like him would soon be left without the opportunities he once had. Sean had already witnessed first-hand that meaningful progress was achievable if community leaders committed themselves to putting people over politics.
His time in law school, however, also taught him that politicians sometimes needed to be pushed in the right direction. So, Sean rolled up his sleeves and began volunteering for organizations that would actually advocate for his community’s needs. Years went by as the county’s top volunteer leader, a co-founder of a statewide organization, and a Dad.
Sean knows that the time to act is now. Join him as he brings the fight for our communities and our neighbors to the Capitol.