Bennett for Senate
About Liz: A proven progressive leader
Liz Bennett is a State Senator from Cedar Rapids. After serving four terms in the State House, Liz was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2022.
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.
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.
In her first race for State Senate, Liz was endorsed by by Sen. Rob Hogg, Sen. Claire Celsi, Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Former Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, and may others. Read more here.
Liz ran 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.
Known for her skill in building working relationships, Liz is one of few Democrats in the State Legislature to have written and passed legislation under Republican leadership. Liz's Bill, the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Ban, has now passed the Iowa House of Representatives three times.
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.