HD 65 Bennett HeadshohtLiz Bennett is an active Democrat, she has volunteered her time for many Democratic candidates, including Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Rep. Art Staed, Sen. Liz Mathis, and President Obama. She was elected to the Linn County Democratic Central Committee in 2009, chaired her Precinct Caucus in 2010, and was elected as a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Liz worked her way through college as an adult student, earning a double major in Politics and Women’s Studies with a Pre-Law emphasis from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. Professionally, Liz has worked with LGBT advocacy organization, One Iowa, and has experience in the private sector working with small businesses as an Account Executive for Yellow Book, and has also worked in Quality Management and Professional Development for internet company, Go Daddy.

As a young professional with training experience, Liz has a special understanding of the types of skills today’s children need in order to be successful in the workforce, as well as the types of jobs Iowa needs. As a State Representative, Liz will fight to advance a progressive vision for Iowa which includes actively combatting climate change, preschool for Iowa’s children, raising the minimum wage, using smart policy to bring needed jobs to Iowa, and working to attract and retain young professionals.