Wessel-Kroeschell wins district 45


Iowa House of Representatives democratic candidate, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell. Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily

Beth Wessel-Kroeschell defeated Republican candidate, Dane Nealson and Libertarian candidate, Eric Cooper for the House of Representatives District 45 position.

Political party: Democrat

Family: Husband — Tom Kroeschell. Two children — Liza and Robbie.

Alma Mater: University of Northern Iowa (B.A.), Iowa State University (M.P.A.).

Iowa House of Representatives: District 45

Political experience:

Wessel-Kroeschell has served four terms in the House of Representatives since 2005. She is a ranking member of the Human Resources Committee and serves on the Environmental Protection, Judiciary and Health, and Human Services Appropriations committees.

Political views:

Wessel-Kroeschell wants to provide funding for public education for grades K-12, community colleges and universities. She would like to strengthen environmental protections, believes in same-sex marriage, and the right to access birth control and health care.