|Born:||April 19, 1966 (age 56)|
|Career:||Iowa state senator, 2007-2011|
Staci Appel served in the Iowa state Senate from 2007 to 2011. She was the 2014 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives seat held by retiring Republican Senator Tom Latham, but lost to David Young in the general election.
Appel was born April 19, 1966 in Waterloo, Iowa and grew up in Iowa City, Iowa. She is married to Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent R. Appel.
Appel worked as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and UBS Paine Webber.
Appel was elected to the Iowa state Senate in 2006, representing the 37th District, and served as the Assistant Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011. In the Senate, she served on the Agriculture Committee, the State Government Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, and the Education committee, where she was vice chair. She also served as vice chair of the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee. Appel lost her bid for re-election in 2010.