New Legislator Profile: Charlie McConkey

A passion for improving educational opportunities drives Charlie McConkey in the Statehouse. Raised by a mother with an eight-grade education working minimum wage, McConkey and his four siblings learned early on the value of hard work and determination. Born in Carter Lake, that geographical quirk of Iowa that’s essentially in Nebraska, he and his family moved to Council Bluffs, where McConkey is currently serving his first term as State Representative in House District 15. A Working Class Life McConkey’s father died early in his life, so his working mother raised the family of six herself, with McConkey’s oldest sister pitching […]