Sheri Carnahan is a longtime resident of Davenport. Her childhood was spent on the family farm in Hillsdale Illinois until moving to Davenport at age 11. Sheri graduated from Davenport Central High School and attended the University of Iowa.
Sheri became active in her community after her husband, Tom, was the victim of a violent crime. Their resolve to become part of the solution led Sheri to become a member of the Davenport Citywide Crime Committee, Captain of “Emerald Drive Neighbors” neighborhood watch, a 3 term appointee to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Community Development Block Grants and Labor appointee to the Scott County Empowerment Board.
Sheri retired from Iowa Workforce Development in 2008 after 31 years of service. She served Iowa’s citizens for 17 years in Employment Services and Job Insurance programs and 14 years working with Iowa’s neediest citizens through the Promise Jobs program. While a State employee, Sheri served 3 terms as AFSCME Local 3011 President and Chief Steward, She also was a member of the 2003 and 2005 State employees’ negotiating team. Sheri is currently employed as a Political Field Representative with AFSCME IA Council 61 working with AFSCME members in the 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts of Iowa. She serves as a delegate with the Quad Cities Federation of Labor and is a member of Scott County Democrats.
Sheri and Tom, her husband of 12 years are the proud parents of a loving blended family. They have 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren.