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Beth Wessel-Kroeschell

House District 45

Beth is serving her 6th term in the Iowa House of Representatives.  She is Ranking member of the Human Resources Committee.  She also serves on the Public Safety and Environmental Protection committees, and the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.

Beth is married to Tom Kroeschell. He is the program director for CycloneTV. They have two children, Liza and Robbie.

Beth was born and raised in Ames. Following graduation from Ames High, she earned her BA from the University of Northern Iowa, and her MPA from Iowa State University.

Beth is a former high school English teacher and has done substantial work in non-profit administration. She was on the board of ACCESS, a battered women’s shelter, for four years and served as their president. She was chair of the Story County Equal Rights Amendment campaign in 1992. Beth has also served on her church council in various capacities, served on the Planned Parenthood Community Council in 1994, and worked for the Iowa Farmers Union and the Association of Boards of Certification.