Maria Bribriesco announced her candidacy today for Iowa House District 94.

“My primary effort in the Iowa Legislature will be to keep Iowa a quality place for people to live.  I will work hard to keep us moving forward as a quality state where all of us can live, work and raise our families. I support full and adequate funding for our public education, including higher education. I strongly support local control of local public issues. I support genuine transparency in all government records and operations.  It is important to the people of Iowa and I fully support their concerns. I support consumer protection.”

Maria grew up the daughter of migrant farm workers in the poorest part of Texas.  “I overcame many challenges and I understand and appreciate that a caring community and government financial aid policies helped me to become the successful person I am today,” she said.

Maria Bribriesco recently retired, after 27 years of service, from the Rock Island Arsenal (TACOM) as a supervising attorney-advisor.  She is currently in private practice in Bettendorf with her husband William J. Bribriesco.  She has a B.A. from St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas (1979), a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law (1983), and is a member of the Iowa Bar since 1983.

She and William have three sons:  Alex (Brooke), Anthony (Lexi), and Andrew (Jasmine).  Anthony and Andrew are attorneys.   Alex is a physician.  She has two grandchildren:  Ava (age5) and Liam (age 3).  Another grandchild is expected in late April.

Maria is a member of the Scott County Bar Association, Iowa Association of Justice, and the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red.

She is an avid softball, volleyball and kickball player, and loves to garden. She and her family are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf.