Annette Sweeney

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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Farmer
Hardin
88
01/14/2019 - 01/10/2021
25

Term

Serving second term in Senate. Served two terms in the House.

Profession

Home-raised business owner of Practical Promotions; operates family cattle operation and former teacher.

Education

Received B.S. in education in English, speech/drama with a minor in coaching at Concordia College LCMS, Seward, Nebraska.

Memberships and Activities

Serving on the International Board of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders Association. Recipient of the 2011 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award and the Iowa Environmental Leader Award. Former executive director of Iowa Angus Association. Served on Ellsworth Community Ag Advisory Council, Hubbard-Radcliffe and South Hardin Vocational Ag Advisory Boards, Hardin County Extension Council, Iowa Women in Agriculture Board, and Iowa Soybean Ag-Urban Leadership Initiative. Named as “Friend of Farm Bureau.” Served on Congressman Tom Latham’s Ag Committee, a 4-H Leader, and Sunday school teacher.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1957 and raised on family’s third-generation farm near Radcliffe. Resides in rural Buckeye.

Family Members

Husband, Dave; two sons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Farmer
Hardin
87
04/17/2018 - 01/13/2019
25

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Farmer, Publisher
Hardin
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
44

Term

Serving second term in House.

Profession

Home-raised business owner of Practical Promotions, operates family cattle operation, and former teacher.

Education

Received B.S. in education in English, speech/drama with a minor in coaching at Concordia College LCMS, Seward, Nebraska.

Memberships and Activities

Chair of the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. Serving on the International Board of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders Association. Member of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for the 2011-2012 biennium. Recipient of the 2011 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award. Former executive director of Iowa Angus Association. Serving on Ellsworth Community Ag Advisory Council, Hubbard-Radcliffe and South Hardin Vocational Ag Advisory Boards, Hardin County Extension Council, Iowa Women in Agriculture Board, and Iowa Soybean Ag-Urban Leadership Initiative. Named as “Friend of Farm Bureau.” Served on Congressman Tom Latham’s Ag Committee, a 4H Leader, and Sunday school teacher.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1957 and raised on family’s third generation farm near Radcliffe. Resides in rural Buckeye.

Family Members

Husband, Dave; two sons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Farmer, Publisher
Hardin
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
44

Term

Serving first term in House.

Profession

Home-raised business owner of Practical Promotions, operates family cattle operation, and former teacher.

Education

Received B.S. in education in English, speech/drama with a minor in coaching at Concordia College LCMS, Seward, Nebraska.

Memberships and Activities

Former executive director of Iowa Angus Association. Served on Ellsworth Community Ag Advisory Council, Hubbard-Radcliffe and South Hardin Vocational Ag Advisory Boards, Hardin County Extension Council, Iowa Women in Agriculture Board, and Iowa Soybean Ag-Urban Leadership Initiative. Named as “Friend of Farm Bureau.” Served on Congressman Tom Latham’s Ag Committee, a 4-H leader, and Sunday school teacher. Served in political campaigns for Bob Dole, Dan Brown, Fred Grandy, and a gubernatorial race. Served on Congressman Grandy’s Ag Task Force. Past chairman of Hardin County Platform Committee, state platform committee, and represented Hardin County as a delegate at the state convention. Served on the Farm Service Agency Board for Hardin County.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1957, and raised on family’s third-generation farm near Radcliffe. Resides in rural Alden.

Family Members

Husband Dave; two sons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources