Representative Deborah L. Berry View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 80 (2003) - 86 (2015)
Home County: Black Hawk
Deborah L. Berry
Black Hawk County


Serving sixth term in House.


Public/media relations.


Received B.S. in public administration from Upper Iowa University and M.A. in mass communications from the University of Northern Iowa.

Memberships and Activities

2013 appointment to the Council of State Governments (CSG) Midwest-Canada Relations Committee; member of National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL); National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Law and Criminal Justice Committee; National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Council at Large; National Women Legislative Lobby State Director (WiLL). Awards include: 2012 Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association Gold Star; 2011 Iowa Health Care Association; 2011 WiLL Pacesetter’s; 2010 Afro American Community Broadcasting (KBBG-FM) Special Recognition; 2009 Iowa Healthcare Association Outstanding Service; 2009 Iowa Nurses Association Friend of Nursing; and many other accolades too numerous to mention.

Birth and Residence

Born and resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One son and one granddaughter.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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