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Miller-Meeks Honors the Life of Davis County's Dennis Anderson

September 20, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, September 20th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor the life of Davis County’s Dennis Anderson.



To watch Miller-Meeks’ speech, click HERE, and read her remarks as prepared for delivery below:

Madame Speaker, today I rise to remember the life of a beloved member of the Davis County community.

Last Wednesday, Hall-of-Fame Davis County coach Dennis Anderson passed away after a battle with stage-4 cancer. Dennis Anderson began his career in Davis County athletics in 1968 when he started as a physical education teacher and varsity track coach.

Under his 50 years of leadership, Mr. Anderson coached 22 state champions and was named Regional Coach of the Year in 1979, 1980, and 1992 before being hired as the school’s athletic director. After his retirement from Davis County Schools in 2000, Mr. Anderson spent seven years as a zone chief at Iowa State track meets, and was named Southeast Director of the Iowa Track Officials Association

Thank you, Dennis, for your long-time service to the Davis County Community and for making Iowa a better place through being a mentor and role model to countless young men and women.

Thank you, I yield back my time.