Representative Dolores M. Mertz View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/18/2022
Birth Place: Bancroft, Iowa
Birth County: Kossuth
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 73 (1989) - 83 (2009)
Home County: Kossuth
Dolores M. Mertz
Kossuth County


Serving ninth term in House.


Farm owner and operator.


Graduated from St. John’s High School. Received A.A. from Briar Cliff College.

Memberships and Activities

Served on Kossuth County Board of Supervisors, ISAC Steering Committee, past state regent of the Catholic Daughters, past president of Council of Catholic Women, Sioux City Diocese, secretary of Great Lakes Economic Development Corporation, and vice president of District II Elected Officials. Chairman of National Health Care Task Force for ALEC. Member of Farm Bureau, BPW of Humboldt, Soroptimist International, Governor’s Ag Studies Council, DNR Farm Advisory Board, and West Bend Drama Club. Serves as second vice chair of American Legislative Executive Council.

Birth and Residence

Born and raised in Bancroft. Resides in Ottosen.

Family Members

Spouse H.P. (deceased); two sons, five daughters, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.