As a local nonprofit founder and active community member, Charles Clayton has dedicated his life to helping kids fulfill their most ambitious dreams. This November, after years of watching GOP inaction, Charles is running to help families in need, expand opportunities for kids, and ensure that the Iowa legislature works for Iowans again.
- Respected in his community as the co-founder and executive director of Athletes for Education and Success, which provides mentorship programs for at-risk students
- Years of experience putting students’ needs first – working as a teacher’s associate at the local middle school and at the local youth center
- Passionate advocate for racial equity, having served on multiple diversity commissions and is an active member of his local NAACP chapter