|Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 37th district
|Senate Assistant Majority Leader|
January 8, 2007 – January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Doug Shull|
|Succeeded by||Kent Sorenson|
|Chair, State Government Committee|
|Vice Chair, Education Committee|
|Vice Chair, Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee|
|Political party||Iowa Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Brent R. Appel|
|Children||Six children: Theodore, Jacob, Isaac, Olivia, Michael, Samuel|
Staci Lynn Appel (born 19 April 1966) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Iowa. She is married to Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent R. Appel. She served in the Iowa Senate as the Assistant Majority Leader from 2007 to 2011 representing the 37th District.
She is currently running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives for Iowa's 3rd congressional district. Appel has stated that the main issues she wishes to cover in Congress are: Education, Women's Health, Alternative Energy, Middle Class Priorities, Jobs & the Economy, & Farming & Agriculture.
Appel has worked as a Sunday school teacher at the First United Methodist Church, in Ackworth.
On August 9, 2013, Appel attended the "Madam President" conference with other leading female politicians from around the Midwestern United States. The conference discussed the prospects of electing the first woman to the office of President of the United States.
Appel served on several committees in the Iowa Senate – 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.
As of July 2010, Appel sponsored 47 bills and 17 resolutions.
Appel's first bill SF1 was to raise the minimum wage in Iowa to $7.25. Appel co-sponsored SR 134, "A resolution to honor Ms. Roxanne Barton Conlin for over four decades of service as an activist, community leader, and attorney advocate for the people" in 2008.
As a member of the Iowa Senate, Appel was appointed to be the Assistant Majority Leader.
2014 U.S. Congressional election
On December 17, 2013, Tom Latham announced he would not be running for reelection.
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