It’s Official: State Senator Liz Mathis!

Iowa Senate President John P. “Jack” Kibbie (center) administers the oath of office to Liz Mathis, Iowa’s newest State Senator. Also pictured is Senator Mathis’s husband, Mark Mathis.

Iowa’s newest State Senator, Liz Mathis of Robbins, was sworn in Monday by Iowa Senate President Jack Kibbie.

Mathis, a Democrat, will represent Senate District 18.  She defeated Republican Cindy Golding with over 55 percent of the vote in a special election on November 8, 2011.

Mathis currently works for a child welfare and juvenile justice agency, Four Oaks, and its affiliates, the Affordable Housing Network and Iowa KidsNet. She is Chief Information Officer, overseeing legislative advocacy, public relations, marketing and development. Mathis currently is an Ohnward Bank Board Director with branches in Marion and Cedar Rapids and sits on the Wartburg College Board of Regents.

Mathis was a news anchor, reporter and producer at KCRG-TV from 1998 to 2007. Prior to KCRG, Mathis spent 16 years at KWWL-TV in Waterloo, where she was an executive

producer and first female co-anchor of the evening news. She also taught communication studies and first amendment law at Wartburg College from 1996-1998.

Mathis and her husband, Mark, who owns the advertising agency ME&V, live near Robins and have two children.  She grew up on a farm in rural Iowa and is a University of Iowa graduate. (

Posted Nov. 22nd, 2011 at 10:34 am by
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