Sen. Annette Sweeney, R-Alden, is shown with Iowa Secretary of State Paul D. Pate after filling her re-election papers earlier this month. Sen. Sweeney is running in the newly formed Senate District 27, which will include Hardin, Grundy and Poweshiek counties, and parts of Tama and Black Hawk counties beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
Sen. Annette Sweeney, R-Alden, recently filed election nomination papers at the Iowa State Capitol.
“I am proud to announce that I filed my official re-election papers in the Secretary of State’s Office,” Sen. Sweeney said. “I am running for re-election to continue my work on supporting agricultural production, improving healthcare legislation, and protecting our children.”
Sen. Sweeney said she has fought hard to make sure agricultural producers and rural Iowans have a voice at the Capitol.
“I have been proud to support historic tax relief, letting families keep more of their hard-earned money, as well as supported measures to protect the agricultural industry,” said Sen. Sweeney. “My work in the Iowa Senate is not done, and I am eager to continue serving rural Iowa.”
Sen. Sweeney was first elected to the Iowa Legislature in 2008, serving in House District 44 for four years. She has served in the Iowa Senate since 2017. She serves as the Chair of the Natural Resources and Environment committee and Vice-Chair of the Agriculture committee. She also sits on the Education, Human Resources, and Ways and Means committees, as well as the Education Appropriations Subcommittee. After the passage of the new redistricting maps and effective with elections in 2022, Senate District 27 will include Hardin, Grundy and Poweshiek counties, and parts of Tama and Black Hawk counties.
Sen. Sweeney and her husband, Dave, are the proud parents to two boys, Joe and Jim. Jim and his wife, Rachel, have one son, Thomas. She has deep connections to Iowa’s agricultural community and joins her husband in operating the family farm. She is also a former middle school teacher.
Sen. Sweeney has served in numerous professional and community leadership positions with various organizations, including the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, Iowa Women in Agriculture, Hardin County Assessor Board and Review, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Iowa 4-H and Iowa Angus Association.