RACE SUMMARY: In 2018 Cindy Axne defeated the incumbent Republican and became one of the first women from Iowa elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is running for re-election in 2020.
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
EDUCATION: University of Iowa (BA), Northwestern Univsersity (MA)
OCCUPATION: Chicago-based Tribune Company in strategic planning and leadership development
FAMILY: Married, 2 children
- Supports a two-state solution
- Committed to providing the support Israelis and Palestinians need for negotiations from the U.S.
- Supports a U.S.-Israel Relationship
- Supports Roe v. Wade
- Stands with Planned Parenthood
- Believes that women's healthcare decisions should not be decided by politicians
In Her Own Words
"I'm happy to support anything that can really secure our borders, and be more effective, and, by the way, save taxpayers dollars by its effectiveness, and its efficiency. That's one of the things I really talked about as I ran my election, is making sure I held government accountable to doing what's best with taxpayer dollars. I want to make sure we secure our borders, but I want to make sure we spend our money wisely." 1
“We're seeing a lot of impact from this government shutdown, not just on the employees--which is something really important, to put those 800,000 employees back to work, and the millions of people and their families that right now, aren't receiving paychecks--but also, right now in our own backyard, where are own families are suffering a second hit of the trade wars as a result of this." 2
She became one of the first women from Iowa elected to the U.S. House of Representatives along with Abby Finkenauer
On January 30, 2019, Axne co-sponsored a bill to prevent future federal government shutdowns from happening.