Field of Democrats for Third District Congressional Seat Gets Larger

Jul 5, 2017

Another Des Moines-area Democrat is entering the race to unseat Third District Congressman David Young.

Theresa Greenfield
Credit Theresa Greenfield for Congress

Businesswoman Theresa Greenfield says in a release issued Wednesday she will join the contest.

She is president of the family-owned real estate firm Colby Interests.

Greenfield joins businesswoman Cynthia Axne and activist Heather Ryan in the Democratic field.

Political operative Pete D’Alessandro is considering a run.

Greenfield grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota near the Iowa border. 

She's a former city planner who attended Iowa Lakes Community College and Iowa State University before graduating from Minnesota State University in Mankato.