Abby Finkenauer was raised in Dubuque County, Iowa by a father who was a Union Pipefitter Welder and a mother who worked for the Dubuque Community Schools. After graduating from Drake University, she was elected to the Iowa State House at the age of 25. In Congress, she serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee where she sits on the Highways and Transit and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittees. Finkenauer flipped her district in 2018, helping Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives.
In office, Finkenauer helped pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which is the most comprehensive anti-corruption and democracy reform bill to pass the House since Watergate. The bill is being denied a fair vote by Mitch McConnell and the special interests who control the U.S. Senate. H.R. 1 would take on dark money and foreign interference in our elections, fix our broken campaign finance system, tighten ethics laws, crack down on lobbyists, limit partisan gerrymandering used to manipulate elections, and expand and protect the right to vote. Finkenauer represents a swing district, and faces a tough re-election fight in 2020.
Candidate for U.S. Senate