Meet Marco Battaglia
Pictured is Marco with his Fiance, Marrianna, holding new son, Justice Nello Battaglia.
Marco Battaglia was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Marco received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa and plans to further expand his education in the near future.
Marco and his Fiance, Marrianna, live on the Southside of Des Moines. He has two sons, Luca 8, and infant son, Justice(Born July 28, 2019). In his spare time, Marco enjoys playing bass guitar, as well as reading, writing, and advocating for causes he's passionate about.
Marco has been working behind the scenes on federal, state, and local campaigns for over a decade. In 2018, Marco ran in a two-way race as a third-party candidate against multiple-decade incumbent Attorney General of Iowa, Tom Miller. Marco received 260,000 votes, 37,000 of which were from Polk County.
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Let's drive Des Moines into the 21st Century
Harm Reduction and Legalization of Marijuana
Harm reduction works and we need to immediately act in Des Moines. Legalization of marijuana shows compassion to ailing Iowans and will help us curb racial profiling as well as violent crime.
Ending homelessness in Des Moines should be a priority. We can accomplish this in part by supporting addiction and mental health rehabilitation. Cities that have focused on transitional housing and skill development have saved money while reducing homelessness. Edible landscaping can ensure that no one goes hungry In Des Moines.
The citizens of Des Moines deserve transparency and honesty regarding taxation and budgeting. We see a lot of promises but rarely any relief. If we can intelligently save money, we can provide quality services while delivering on tax relief.
Des Moines must compete to be the best city in the world for the disabled. Those with disabilities should not lose their income while they seek new job opportunities, learn new skills, or start their own businesses. We must ensure individuals with disabilities have equal opportunities to access public accommodations, city services, programs, and activities.
Bill Stowe’s work must be carried on, ensuring Des Moines has quality water. Those that contribute to the nitrate problem should be held responsible for the removal of nitrates from our water. Dsm we should be getting money, clean water, and clean energy for our garbage and recycling!