Senator Becky Schmitz was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2006. She represents Senate District 45, which includes Washington County, Jefferson County, Van Buren County, northern & eastern Wapello County, southern Johnson County.
Senator Schmitz is chair of the Education Committee and vice-chair of the Human Resources Committee. She also serves on the Commerce, Economic Growth, and Ways & Means committees, and is a member of the Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee.
Schmitz has been a resident of Fairfield for 30 years. She is retired from a 33-year social work career, including 27 years with the Southern Prairie Area Education Agency, where worked with school districts in Jefferson, Wapello and Van Buren counties. She also worked as an adjunct professor for Indian Hills Community College for 12 years, has been an active partner in her husband's lawn care business, and recently launched her own educational consulting and counseling firm.
Schmitz has been active in a number of community organizations, including the Iowa School Social Workers Association, the Southern Prairie Education Association, the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the Fairfield Cultural Alliance, and a local Girl Scout Troop.
Becky is married to Ron Schmitz, the owner and operator of a professional photography business and a lawn care business in Fairfield. They have two children: Curtis, who operates his own sales business in Dubuque; and Cassie, who works as a Web developer.
Information from: http://www.senate.iowa.gov/schmitz/