Bennett for Senate
About Liz: A proven progressive leader
Liz Bennett is a State Representative from Cedar Rapids. Now serving her fourth term in the State House, Liz is known for
her passionate advocacy for the people of her district and for having the courage to do what is right, even when it's politically difficult. Liz is running for State Senate in Cedar Rapids because in these political times, Iowa needs proven, progressive leadership with heart.
As a young professional, former trainer for a tech company and 11 year veteran of the tech industry in Iowa, Liz has a special understanding of the types of skills today’s children need in order to be successful in the workforce, as well as the types of jobs Iowa needs.
As a State Representative, Liz stands for a progressive vision of Iowa which includes actively combating climate change, assuring that Iowa’s youth gets a world-class education, raising the minimum wage, using smart policy to bring needed jobs to Iowa, and working to attract and retain young workers. In a time when Republicans seem determined to make headlines with discriminatory, radical legislation targeting teachers and LGBTQ kids, we need leaders like Liz Bennett serving Cedar Rapids in the Iowa Senate.
Iowa has been a place of opportunity for Liz, and that fuels her fire for removing barriers to opportunities for other Iowans. She started her adult career at Yellow Book, USA and worked her way through Kirkwood Community College. Liz earned a scholarship to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa and graduated in 2010 with a double major in Politics and Women’s Studies. After working for One Iowa, Liz worked in various capacities for GoDaddy.com, and now works for Wix.com.
Outside of the legislature, Liz is a member of American Federation of Musicians (AFM Local 137), volunteers with the German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Iowa, and is a former volunteer for Cedar Rapids AniMeals. She has served on the Iowa Governor's Council STEM Advisory Council and currently serves on the Kirkwood Community College Liberal Arts Advisory Committee.