| Marcella Frevert|
Briar Cliff University
| Mertz's website|
Iowa Democratic Party
| May 30, 1928 (age 87)
Bancroft, Iowa (1928-05-30) |
Ottosen, Iowa, United States
Dolores Mertz Wikipedia
Dolores M. Mertz (born May 30, 1928) was the Iowa State Representative from the 8th District. She served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1989 through 2011. She received her AA from Briar Cliff College.
Mertz served on several committees in the Iowa House – the Judiciary committee; the Natural Resources committee; the Transportation committee; and the Agriculture committee, where she is chair. She also serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. Her political experience includes twenty-five years as Democrat precinct leader and 13 years on the Kossuth County Central Committee.
Mertz was re-elected in 2006 with 8,142 votes, running unopposed.
She is the former co-chairperson, currently "Chairman Emeritus" on the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national association of legislators.