Senator / Cedar Rapids, IA
Liz Mathis was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011. She ran in a special election to secure the majority seat in a 50-person chamber.
Senator Mathis is ranking member on the Human Resources Committee and Agriculture Appropriations. She also serves on full Appropriations, Agriculture, Commerce and Ethics committees.
Liz grew up on her family’s farm near DeWitt, graduated from the University of Iowa and did post-graduate work at UNI.
Liz was a broadcast journalist for 25 years and now works for a child welfare and behavioral health agency. She has received numerous awards for her work in journalism, women’s leadership, the legislature and her community, including the Corridor Business Journal’s “Women of Influence,” and “Most Influential Leader.”
Liz and her husband, Mark, own a family business, and over that last four years have acquired two other businesses in Iowa and Wisconsin.