Gazette: Mathis to seek Iowa Senate District 34 re-election
CEDAR RAPIDS — State Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Cedar Rapids, is running for a second term in the Iowa Legislature.
Mathis, first elected in a 2011 special election, has filed for re-election in Senate District 34, which covers all or parts of Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids, Bertram, Ely and southern Linn County. She was re-elected in 2012 with about 60 percent of the vote.
Mathis, a broadcast journalist for 27 years who is now employed by a child welfare and behavioral health agency that helps troubled kids and their families, said she wants to “continue to work hard to address more economic growth and good jobs, better public safety and advanced agricultural practices for family farmers.”
“I am running for re-election to the Senate to make certain our children get a great education, our small businesses thrive and all people have access to good health care,” Mathis said.