Colo, IA 50056, USA


Ted’s experience, education, and civic involvement make him the right fit for Story County Treasurer.


Ted has 12 years of financial experience with a major Des Moines insurance company. His expertise is in financial compliance, business analysis, project management, and efficiency process improvement.

The Story County Treasurer is responsible for the oversight of $42 million of Story County’s money. It is an office that requires someone with financial experience, high integrity, and good judgement. Ted possess the right qualities for the office:

  • Professional financial industry experience to manage a professional office and workplace.
  • Integrity to make the right choices for Story County’s citizens.
  • Accountability for all actions in the Office of the Treasurer.

Ted attended Simpson College where he earned an Bachelors of Arts in History and minored in Political Science in 2004. He went on to earn a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Drake University in 2010.

In the Community

Ted and his wife, Amanda are members of the United Way Young Leaders Society and the Education Leadership Initiative and are long-time supporters of the United Way.

He volunteers for the youth Literacy Program, Real Men Read. In this program, Ted reads to elementary classrooms to provide professional and positive male role models who value education.

He is a volunteer youth soccer coach and has refereed youth and high school basketball for several years.

As a cancer survivor, the Bliss Cancer Center is an organization very close to Ted’s heart. He has volunteered at and supported the Mary Greeley Hope Gala, an event benefitting the Bliss Cancer Center for many years.


Ted has deep roots in Story County. He helped his grandparents and parents farm the land on their small, family farms when he was growing up. Ted lives on his family’s Century farm outside of Colo with his wife Amanda and daughter, Miriam where he continues to help his father farm. He helped his grandfather, Clayton Carmody build many houses in Story County and in Colo. It is his dream to develop more housing in Colo, where his grandfather left off.

At home, Ted gardens, cans and preserves tomatoes, jams, etc. from their garden and orchard. In his spare time, you can find Ted on his bicycle. He is looking forward to completing his 10th RAGBRAI this summer as it rolls through Story County.