Megan Suhr, a Knoxville resident, grew up in rural Packwood, Iowa. Her family was a multi-generational Iowa farm family, and her father was a self-employed farm equipment mechanic. She attended rural Pekin Community Schools and Indian Hills Community College for Child Development and Early Elementary Education.

Megan began working in 1993 as a consumer advocate, by supporting pregnant mothers through childbirth. She is a trained Doula, and runs her own business throughout Southeast and Central Iowa. She has continued to volunteer her doula services for the past 9 years, with the Young Women’s Resource Center, in Des Moines.

She is a current active professional member of various birth related organizations throughout the State.

Megan moved to Des Moines in 2001, and was employed by the Principal Financial Group. While there, she became an active leader in the community. She was often involved in various charities, and was a member of the Young Professionals Connection. She served as a fundraising and community events coordinator. Megan left the Principal Financial Group in 2005, and returned to Knoxville, to stay at home with her children.

Megan currently works at the Iowa State Capitol, as the consumer advocate for a smaller, grassroots organization. Here, she works with all legislators, in a bi-partisan manner, as the voice for many Iowans. She has developed great relationships with much of the leadership, and has earned great respect and experience in her role as a consumer advocate.

When Megan is not attending a legislative session, she is a private doula. Her husband, Michael, grew up in Knoxville, and works for his family business. They have two children who attend the Knoxville Community School District.

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