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Abby Finkenauer

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Abby Finkenauer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byRod Blum
Succeeded byAshley Hinson
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 99th district
In office
January 12, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byPat Murphy
Succeeded byLindsay James (elect)
Personal details
Born
Abby Lea Finkenauer

(1988-12-27) December 27, 1988 (age 35)
Dubuque, Iowa U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDrake University (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Abby Lea Finkenauer (born December 27, 1988[1]) is an American politician. She is a member of the United States Democratic Party. She was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Iowa's 1st congressional district from January 3, 2019 until January 3, 2021.

In 2015, she became the member of the Iowa House of Representatives from the 99th district.

In the United States House of Representatives' 2018 election, Finkenauer was the Democratic nominee for Iowa's 1st Congressional District.[2] She won the election. She lost her re-election in November 2020 to Republican Ashley Hinson.

Finkenauer was born in Dubuque, Iowa.

In July 2021, Finkenauer announced her candidacy for the 2022 U.S. Senate election in Iowa, for the seat held by Chuck Grassley.[3] On April 11, 2022, a judge ruled that she could not appear on the Democratic primary ballot because her nominating petitions did not have enough verified signatures.[4] Four days later, the State Supreme Court ruled Finkenauer can appear on the ballot.[5] However, she lost the nomination to retired vice admiral Michael Franken in June 2022.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iowa's 1st Congressional District". ABC News. Archived from the original on October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. The Fight For Iowa's White Working Class Soul (Report). The Atlantic. Archived from the original on October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  3. Quinn Scanlan (July 22, 2021). "Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces run for GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley's Iowa seat". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2021-07-22. Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  4. Gruber-Miller, Stephen (April 11, 2022). "Abby Finkenauer can't appear on Democratic primary ballot, Iowa judge rules". Des Moines Register. Archived from the original on June 19, 2022. Retrieved April 11, 2022.
  5. Gruber-Miller, Stephen (April 15, 2022). "U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer will appear on primary ballot, Iowa Supreme Court rules". Des Moines Register. Archived from the original on June 19, 2022. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  6. "Michael Franken to challenge Chuck Grassley in November 2022 election". Desmoinesregister.com. June 7, 2022. Archived from the original on June 19, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.