Leadership – Vision – Integrity – Stability


·         TED OHMART – The most qualified candidate for WDM City Council-at-Large


·         61 Year Resident

·         1965 Graduate of Valley High School, attended Grand View College and Wisconsin State University River Falls

·         Co-Owns a second-generation family business, Hawk Metal Products, Inc., located in West Des Moines Industrial Park for over 40 years


·         Active in City Government

·         5-term West Des Moines City Councilman; Mayor Pro-Tem; Public Works Committee Chair; Clive/West Des Moines Joint Fire/EMS Management Committee; Planning and Community Development Committee; City/School Collaboration Committee; Public Safety Committee; Legislative Committee; Valley Junction Events Committee; Jordan Creek Town Center Committee; Negotiation Team on the Wells Fargo Project; Liaison to West Des Moines Water Works; 12-year member and 10-year chairman of West Des Moines Park Board.




·         Active in Metro Organizations

·         Past Chairman, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Executive Committee, Growth Scenario Task Force, Policy Committee, Intelligent Transportation Committee, Chair, Regional Planning Committee; Past Vice-Chair, Wastewater Reclamation Authority; Des Moines River Greenbelt Advisory Committee; Greater Des Moines Sports Authority; Iowa Senior Games; Chairman, Polk County R.E.A.P. Committee; I-235 Steering Committee; Metro Advisory Council, Legislative Action Committee; Tomorrow Plan For Sustainable Communities, Steering Committee.


·         Active in Community Volunteer Groups

·         Comprehensive Plan Review Committee; City-School Campus Planning Committee; Recreation Committee


·         Active in Community Youth Sports

·         Coached Amateur Hockey; Little League Baseball; Girl’s Softball; YMCA Girl’s Basketball; Past President, Greater Des Moines Hockey Association; Past President, Mid West Amateur Hockey Association (Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska); Member, Junior Council USA Hockey


·         Community Organizations

·         Past President, West Des Moines Development Corporation; Board Member,  West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce; Valley High Booster Club; Friend of Library; Historical Society


·         Family

·         Wife of 43 years, Cindy (Byers); Son: Eric, his wife, Michelle and their son, Cypress; Daughters: Lanie and  Kristi


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Experience in Business and Government


Ted’s accomplishments include:


While Chairman of the West Des Moines Park Board -

·         Forging a strong partnership with the School Board on facility use

·         Mandatory dedication ordinance for neighborhood park acquisition

·         Million-dollar drainage project for Holiday Park including paving streets and parking lots

·         Master plan for the park system

·         Master plan for the trail system

·         Land purchase and master plan for Raccoon River Park including a lake, nature lodge, walking trails, swimming beach, boat ramp, soccer complex and the finest softball complex in the state


While on the West Des Moines City Council -

·         The new DMACC Campus                                 

·         Valley Junction Levee

·         Two new Aquatic Centers                                

·         Highway 5 project

·         New City Hall                                                    

·         Civic Parkway interchange

·         Westcom                                                           

·         74th Street interchange

·         Remodeling Community Center                         

·         Wells Fargo Campus

·         Construction of new Library                               

·         Two billion dollar increase in tax base

·         New Police Facilities                                         

·         Fourth largest tax base in the state

·         Westown Parkway Bridge                                  

·         Ninth largest city in the state

·         60th Street Bridge                                              

·         Jordan Creek Town Center

·         50th Street Bridge                                              

·         Two new hospitals

·         Aviva Campus                                                   

·         AAA Bond Rating

·         105th Street Bridge                                            

·         Railroad Avenue widening

·         Grand Avenue widening                                     

·         Remodeling of Human Services Building

·         Ashworth widening project                                 

·         New fire stations


Would you help by:


·         E-mailing neighbors and friends?


·         Putting a sign in your yard? (Call 223-1353)


·         Voting for me on Tuesday, November 5th


·         Mailing a post card  to neighbors and friends


Paid for by Ohmart for Council Committee