Liz Mathis of Robins was elected to the Iowa Senate in a special election in 2011 and re-elected to her first full term in 2012. She represents the people of Marion, Robins, Bertram, Ely, Hiawatha and parts of Cedar Rapids.
Senator Mathis is chair of the Administration & Regulation Budget Subcommittee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Commerce, Economic Growth, Education and Human Resources committees.
Liz is the daughter of a World War II veteran and a schoolteacher. She grew up on her family’s farm outside of Clinton. Paying her way through the University of Iowa with money she earned detasseling corn, Liz knows the value of hard work, commitment to family and reaching for opportunity through a good education.
After spending over 25 years as a journalist, Liz has worked the last several years for a child advocacy and juvenile justice agency that helps disadvantaged kids get the skills they need to grow into healthy, successful adults.
Liz and her husband Mark have two children of their own and live in Robins.