|Career:||Iowa State Senate, 2013-2019|
Rita Hart served in the Iowa State Senate from 2013-2019. She was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Iowa's lieutenant governor. In May 2019, she announced her candidacy for the U.S. House for Iowa's 2nd congressional district.
Hart was born in 1956 in Charles City, Iowa. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Iowa. She worked as a middle school and high school English teacher for more than 20 years.