Grassley names new state director

Grassley-090507-18363- 0032From Press Release


U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley today announced that Aaron McKay has been named state director of the six Grassley offices located in Iowa.  The state director is based in Des Moines.

Grassley said his state offices – located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo — are central to providing Iowans with services including assistance with federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, FEMA, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Constituent services specialists also provide passport help and consider applications to the U.S. military service academies, among other assistance.  Regional directors also work in each of these offices as part of Grassley’s commitment to fostering the process of representative government and active dialogue between elected officials and the people at the grass roots who they represent.

McKay will succeed Robert Renaud who has served as state director for 14 years and will retire on Sept. 30.  Renaud was Grassley’s economic development director and regional director for four years before holding the position of state director.  “It has been a privilege to work for Iowa’s senior senator. He exemplifies what Iowans expect in a public servant and expects his staff to be diligent in serving Iowans,” Renaud said.  Renaud and his wife reside in Mitchellville.

McKay has worked for Grassley since 2001 as the Des Moines-based regional director and covering 21 of Iowa’s 99 counties.  McKay previously served as a constituent service specialist for Grassley in Waterloo and as a staff assistant in Washington, D.C.  Between his positions with Grassley in Washington and Waterloo, McKay worked for the House of Representatives National Security Committee.  “I am honored to serve the people of Iowa as Senator Grassley’s state director and will work to echo his strong commitment of public service,” said McKay.

McKay is a graduate of the Upper Iowa University in Fayette.  He and his wife reside in Pleasant Hill.