McCoy has a new job

A state senator once on the list of Des Moines Democrats who wanted to run for congress issued a news release today. State Senator Matt McCoy, Iowa's only opening gay legislator, received national attention when he released this video the day the Iowa Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. McCoy was also acquitted of extortion in a 2007 jury trial.  Read McCoy's news release below:

McCoy Launches New Firm

Des Moines, Iowa (June 30, 2009) — Matt McCoy announced today that he will leave his position with the Downtown Community Alliance effective July 1, 2009. McCoy joined the Alliance in 2003 and served as Vice-President of Community Development.

McCoy is launching Resource Development Consultants (RDC), a firm specializing   in fundraising, training, organizational development and retained executive search.  McCoy will bring on associate, Dr. Jim Ferguson who has an extensive background in education, training and fundraising.  “Establishing RDC is exciting because it fulfills my dream to have a business that culminates my professional background and experiences.  I have been talking with a number of organizations and I am pleased with how we are being received,” said McCoy.  “Working for the Downtown Community Alliance and promoting economic development in Downtown Des Moines has been a rewarding privilege.  This is a particularly eventful time for the City with the amount of new stimulus money designated by the Iowa Legislature for this area.”  Resource Development Consultants will be located in Des Moines’ East Village at 305 E. Court Avenue.
Martha Willits, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership added, “We are obviously sorry that Matt will be leaving our organization but excited that he will have the opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream of owning his own business.”

Prior to his work for the Alliance, McCoy served as vice president of community development and human resource director for Ruan Transportation.   

In addition, McCoy announced he will run for re-election to the Iowa Senate in 2010.  Senator McCoy represents District 31, the south and west sides of Des Moines.  He has served two terms in the Iowa House and is completing his fourth term in the Iowa Senate. McCoy serves as Chair of Transportation Capital Budget Appropriations, Vice Chair of Appropriations, and Vice Chair of Ways and Means.  

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Matt was already up and running for Congress in `01 before Leonard carpetbagged into Des Moines…