Liz Bennett

Iowa State Senate, District 39

Spotlight Candidate

Liz will be the first out LGBTQ woman to serve in the Iowa Senate!


Liz Bennett is a four-term Iowa State Representative who is running for Iowa State Senate because, in tough political times, we need strong, courageous, and proven leadership. First elected in 2014, Liz is the first out, LGBTQ woman to serve in the Iowa Legislature. She is known for building relationships across the aisle to accomplish priorities such as a ban on the Gay and TransPanic defense, which has passed the Iowa House twice under Republican leadership. She has served as Assistant Leader of the Iowa Democratic House Caucus, Ranking Member of the Economic Growth Committee, and has served on the Iowa Governor’s Stem Advisory Council. In the private sector, Liz is an 11-year veteran of the tech industry, having served in a variety of roles with companies and In her spare time, Liz is a volunteer with the GermanShepherd Dog Rescue of Iowa.

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