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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:39

Pete De Kock stepping down at month’s end

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced today that Pete De Kock, who has served as Braley’s District Director since he was first sworn-in to the US House in 2007, is stepping down at the end of the month to pursue new opportunities.  De Kock is based in Braley’s Davenport district office.

Braley said, “Pete has done truly outstanding work on behalf of the people of Iowa and has become in many ways a fixture of the communities he’s served in.  I was saddened when he told me the time had come for him to pursue new opportunities, but I know that Pete and his wife Jen have bright futures ahead.  I wish Pete and his family the best.  He will always be a friend of mine and a friend of the people of Iowa.”

De Kock said, “My wife and I live in the Quad Cities, and with redistricting moving Scott County out of the First District, we decided now was the right time to pursue new opportunities for our family.  I am honored and blessed to have spent the last five years helping Iowans on Bruce’s behalf.  This is a bittersweet moment for me.  I will miss working with Bruce and his team, but I’m looking forward to new opportunities.  I’d like to thank Bruce, my colleagues, and community partners for their friendship and commitment to listening, working hard, and getting things done for our country.”

De Kock is stepping down effective next Wednesday, February 29th.  At Braley’s request, De Kock has agreed to continue working in an advisory capacity until April 30th.

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