Senator Charles Schneider

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State Senator

Standing Committees

Legislation Sponsored

Appropriations Subcommittee

Interim Study Committees

Boards and Commissions

Former Memberships


Serving first term in Senate.


Counsel at Principal Financial Group.


B.A. from Creighton University, J.D. and MBA from University of Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

West Des Moines City Councilman, 2007–2013. Served on the boards of Central Iowa Shelter and Services, West Des Moines Development Corporation, West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Metro Waste Authority, and Wastewater Reclamation Authority. Graduate of Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 2006–2007, and Leadership Iowa, 2003–2004. Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40, 2007. Member of Knights of Columbus.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1973 in Davenport. Raised in Muscatine, Clive, Newton, and Richmond, Virginia. Resides in West Des Moines.

Family Members

Wife, Lisa.