Abby Finkenauer on Government Reform



Advisor to "Next 50," increasing youth political engagement

Finkenauer, who was elected along with a wave of Democratic women nationally, represented Iowa's 1st Congressional District. She toppled incumbent Republican Rod Blum to swing the district in favor of Democrats that year, but she lost her 2020 reelection bid to Republican Ashley Hinson. Since leaving office, Finkenauer has been working as a senior adviser to The Next 50, a group focused on increasing youth political engagement.
Source: Des Moines Register on 2022 Iowa Senate race , Jul 22, 2021

Opposed requiring identification to vote

Legislative Summary: HF516 requires county commissioners to cancel the voter registration if jury service-related documentation indicates that the voter is not a U.S. citizen.