Abby Finkenauer

Born:December 27, 1988 (age 35)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2019-2021
Iowa House of Representatives, 2015-2019
Education:B.A., Drake University

Abby Finkenauer served as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 1st Congressional District from 2019-2021. She and Cindy Axne, who also won election to the U.S. House on Nov. 6, 2018, were the first women to serve in the U.S. House from Iowa. Finkenauer ran for the U.S. Senate in 2022, losing in the primary.

Finkenauer was born December 27, 1988, in Dubuque, Iowa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Drake University. After college, she worked at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque with Jackson, Jones, Delaware, Clayton and Allamakee county affiliate foundations. She formerly served on the board of Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.

Finkenauer served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019.

For information on Finkenauer's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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