Angela Connolly was first elected as a Polk County Supervisor in 1998. She currently represents the 2nd District which includes the northwestern area of the City of Des Moines, a portion of unincorporated Polk County as well as the suburb of West Des Moines. She is currently serving as Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors and had previously served as Chairperson in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012. Prior to joining the Board of Supervisors, Connolly spent 19 years working at Polk County Public Works and was an active member of AFSCME Local 1868.
She has been active in many civic and community activities, including the Metropolitan Advisory Council and Neighborhood Organizations. Connolly currently serves as the Chair of The Tomorrow Plan and Tri-Chair for Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines and Central Iowa.
In addition, she represents the Board of Supervisors on the boards of the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Rebuilding Together, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority – DART, Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, Polk County Health Services, Riverfront Development Authority, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Transit 2030, Homeless Coordinating Council, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Des Moines Social Club and has served as past President of the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC).
Angela has lived in Polk County all her life. She and her husband Tom have raised 3 children and have 4 grandchildren. They just celebrated 40 years of marriage.