Dolores Mertz

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Dolores M. Mertz
Dolores M. Mertz - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 8th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Marcella Frevert
Personal details
Born (1928-05-30) May 30, 1928 (age 86)
Bancroft, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Residence Ottosen, Iowa
Website Mertz's website

Dolores M. Mertz (born May 30, 1928) is the Iowa State Representative from the 8th District. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1988. She received her AA from Briar Cliff College.

Mertz currently serves 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.[1]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Mertz, Dolores. Iowa Secretary of State. 2006. April 24, 2007
  2. ^ Board of Directors - ALEC |accessdate=April 17, 2012

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sue Mullins
15th District
1988 – 2002
Succeeded by
Brian Quirk
Preceded by
Marcella Frevert
8th District
2002 – present
Succeeded by