Victoria Szopinski has been connected to Ames her entire life. She went to college in Ames, raised a family there, and began serving on City Council in 2012. As a founding member of the Ames Progressive Alliance, Szopinski knows the impact that working on the local level can have on a community. She has served on the board of Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services working with the most vulnerable members of Ames. From her time on City Council Victoria has gotten to intimately know the community, its strengths, and its weaknesses. With an unrelenting enthusiasm for local government, Victoria Szopinski will actively look after the interests of the city when elected.