Representative Deborah L. Berry View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 80 (2003)
81 (2005)
82 (2007)
83 (2009)
84 (2011)
85 (2013) - 86 (2015)
Home County: Black Hawk
Deborah L. Berry
Black Hawk County


Serving seventh term in House.


Media/public 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; Women Legislative Lobby State Director (WiLL). Awards include: Iowa African-American Hall of Fame; Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association Gold Star; Iowa Health Care Association; WiLL Pacesetter’s; Afro American Community Broadcasting (KBBG-FM) Special Recognition; Iowa Healthcare Association Outstanding Service; Iowa Nurses Association Friend of Nursing; and other accolades.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1958 in Waterloo and resides in Waterloo.

Family Members

One son and one granddaughter.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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