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  Fallon, Ed
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AffiliationIndependent  
 
NameEd Fallon
Address2715 Cottage Grove Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50311, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born March 01, 1958 (61 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 06, 2015 01:42am
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Divorced - Married - Christian - Methodist - Straight -
Info Ed Fallon attended Marlboro College in Vermont for two years, after which he traveled the world for six years. He worked on two farms in Nova Scotia, hiked the Pilgrims Way in southern England, stayed for three weeks with Carmelite nuns at a monastery in Cairo, spent time on a kibbutz in Israel, and served as a Franciscan Volunteer on an Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin. In the mid 1980s, he attended Drake University, where he received a degree in religious studies.

From 1986 to 1992, Ed worked in the peace movement. He organized the Iowa stretch of The Great Peace March and founded a local peace group to work on a nuclear test ban, reducing military spending, and providing instruction in conflict management in the schools. Well-versed in the writings of Mahatma Gandhi, Ed traveled to India in 1995 to study ways in which modern Indians continue to use Gandhi’s ideas of non-violence to address contemporary social and political problems.

From 1993 to 2006, Ed served seven terms in the Iowa Legislature, representing residents of downtown Des Moines, the surrounding neighborhoods and the City’s northeast side. Ed’s focus as a lawmaker was to champion the needs of constituency groups treated unfairly by government or neglected by the majority of policy makers. He also became a leader on land-use, the environment, reforming tax increment financing (TIF), and opposing corporate welfare.
In 1998, Ed helped found 1000 Friends of Iowa, a land-use and anti-urban sprawl group. He served as executive director for five years. In 2006, he ran for governor in a four-way Democratic Primary, receiving 26% of the vote – far more than the 5% - 10% pundits predicted. In 2007, Ed and his partner, Lynn Heuss, co-founded I’M for Iowa: an Independence Movement for Iowa, which addresses many of the same issues raised in Ed’s gubernatorial campaign. For 12 months, he and Lynn also worked as consultants with John Edwards’ campaign for president.

Ed is an accomplished musician on many instruments and speaks French and Spanish. Ed was raised Catholic and considers himself staunchly ecumenical. He lived in the inner-city of Des Moines for nineteen years and now resides in the Sherman Hill neighborhood. He is an avid gardener and for many years grew much of his family’s food on land reclaimed from a clay parking lot. He also established a community garden in the inner-city and maintains strong connections to his father’s farm in Ireland, where he organized the planting of 25,000 oak trees in 1999.

Ed’s passion for justice inspires him, and his life is committed to working for progressive reform, both within and outside the political process. While Ed feels he has been able to accomplish much during his years as a state lawmaker and through other venues of public service, what gives him the most satisfaction is when someone says, “Years ago, you helped me and my family with a problem and our lives are better for it.”

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Jan 21, 2013 01:30pm News Former Rep. Boswell drops suit against Ed Fallon  Article COSDem 
Oct 01, 2012 11:00pm News Fallon says he’ll fight Rep. Boswell’s defamation lawsuit  Article COSDem 
Mar 27, 2012 08:50am Announcement Ed Fallon’s radio show leaving 98.3 FM in Des Moines  Article Craverguy 
Mar 09, 2012 12:15pm Legal Ruling Polk County jury finds Fallon not guilty on trespassing charge‎  Article Craverguy 
Jan 04, 2012 03:00pm Announcement Liberal Ed Fallon won’t be a Republican long, but he’s done being a Democrat  Article COSDem 
Sep 20, 2009 03:00pm News Watch out Limbaugh, Ed Fallon is after your gig  Article COSDem 

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  06/03/2008 IA District 03 - D Primary Lost 38.94% (-22.01%)
  06/06/2006 IA Governor - D Primary Lost 25.72% (-13.36%)
  11/02/2004 IA State House 066 Won 88.96% (+78.28%)
  06/08/2004 IA State House 066 - D Primary Won 89.47% (+79.95%)
  11/05/2002 IA State House 066 Won 98.88% (+97.76%)
  06/04/2002 IA State House 066 - D Primary Won 67.73% (+38.00%)
  11/07/2000 IA State House 070 Won 98.38% (+96.76%)
  11/03/1998 IA State House 070 Won 91.78% (+84.02%)
  11/05/1996 IA State House 070 Won 74.99% (+50.18%)
  11/08/1994 IA State House 070 Won 66.62% (+33.40%)
  11/03/1992 IA State House 070 Won 67.48% (+35.18%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IA US Senate - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Robert M. Hogg
IA District 03 - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Desmund Adams
IA US President - D Caucus - Feb 01, 2016 I Bernie Sanders
IA US President - Nov 06, 2012 D Barack Obama
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 03, 2012 I Uncommitted
IA US President - R Caucus - Jan 03, 2012 LBT Ron Paul
IA Lt. Governor - D Convention - Jun 12, 2010 D Barb Kalbach
IA District 05-D Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Mike Denklau
IA US Senate - D Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Roxanne Conlin
IA State House 066-D Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Ako Abdul-Samad
IA - District 03 - Nov 04, 2008 D Leonard L. Boswell
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 03, 2008 D John Edwards
IA US President - Nov 02, 2004 D John Kerry
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 19, 2004 D Dennis J. Kucinich
IA US President - Nov 07, 2000 I Ralph Nader
IA US President - D Caucuses - Jan 24, 2000 D Bill Bradley