Sharon Steckman is serving her 2nd term in the Iowa House of Representatives. She is the Ranking Member on the House Education Standing Committee. She also serves on the Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa, Environmental Protection, and Natural Resources Standing Committees and the Education Appropriations Subcommittee.
Sharon is a longtime resident of Mason City. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Arizona, Colorado, and Nebraska. As an adult, before choosing to settle in Mason City.
In 1980, Sharon began working for the Mason City Community School District, teaching second grade, fourth grade and fifth grade and working as a Title I reading specialist. While teaching for the Mason City School District, she went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Morningside College.
During the second year of her first term, Sharon served as an Assistant Minority Leader. She gave up her caucus leadership role to take on the duties of Ranking Member of the Education Committee, knowing that education reform was going to be a huge issue during the 2012 session.
She is currently serving on Advisory Council for RSVP of North Central Iowa, the Governor’s STEM (Science, technology, Engineering & Marh) Council, and the Iowa Commission for MHEC (Midwest Higher Education Compact). She also served on the Interim Legislative Tax Expenditure Commission.
Sharon and Alan, her husband of 18 years, have four children: Jon and Matthew Pete and Lisa and Aaron Steckman. They have nine grandchildren and are raising their granddaughter, Rachel Steckman.
She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and serves on the Trinity God Squad, a group dedicated to visiting the homebound. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys golfing, gardening, hiking and traveling.
Go to http://www.sharonsteckman.com to visit Sharon’s campaign website.