Renee Schulte

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Renee Schulte
Renee Schulte - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2008
Preceded by Art Staed
Personal details
Born (1970-12-09) December 9, 1970 (age 46)
Centralia, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brent
Residence Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Alma mater New Mexico State University
Occupation Strategic Planning Consultant

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Adjunct Professor – Mt. Mercy University
Website Schlute's website

Renee Schulte (born December 9, 1970) is an American politician who is the Iowa State Representative for the 37th District. She has worked as an adjunct professor of psychology at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids and as a family therapist at Four Oaks, a child welfare agency.[1]

As of October 2011, Schulte serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Appropriations, Education, Human Resources, and State Government committees. She also serves as chair of the Administration and Rules Committee and as a member of the Child Welfare Advisory Committee and of the Council on Human Services. She has also been a licensed foster parent and worked as a family therapist for Four Oaks. She has been instrumental in the establishment of mental health care in the State of Iowa.[1] She is a member of the Professional Women's Network.[2]

Early life[edit]

Schulte graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois. She attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling and educational psychology.[1] Renee and her husband Brent, disciple minister at Antioch Christian Church in Cedar Rapids, previously lived in New Mexico and Texas before moving to Iowa in 2001 to be closer to family.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Schulte narrowly won election to the Iowa House in 2008 defeating Democrat Art Staed, 8628 (49.95%) to 8615 (49.88%).[4] A recount resulted in a net gain of one vote for Staed, leaving the election with a 13-vote margin of victory.[5] Schulte won re-election in 2010, defeating Democratic opponent Mark Seidl.[6] *incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [4]
District 37
Turnout: 17,272
Republican gain from Democratic Renee Schulte Republican 8,628 50.0
Art Staed* Democratic 8,615 49.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [6]
District 37
Turnout: 13,021
Republican hold Renee Schulte* Republican 6,836 52.5
Mark J. Seidl Democratic 5,762 44.3


Schulte has received the following honors and awards:

  • 2011 Emerging Leader - State Legislative Leaders Foundation [7]
  • 2011 Toll Fellowship [8]
  • Voice of Children Award - Orchard Place Board of Directors [9]
  • Iowa Farm Bureau "Friend of Agriculture"[10]
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society "Legislator of the Year"[11]


  1. ^ a b c "About Renee". Iowa House Republicans. 1970-12-09. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ PWN - Professional Women's Network - Home
  3. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  4. ^ a b "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ Martyn, Chase (2008-11-29). "HD 37 recount does not change result". Iowa Independent. Center for Independent Media. Retrieved 2011-10-10. On a 2-1 vote, the Recount Board certified the results of the House District 37 race Saturday evening, counting 8,615 votes for Staed and 8,628 for Schulte. That's a 13-vote margin, which means the recount netted Staed one vote. 
  6. ^ a b "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 78. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
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  11. ^ Informatics, Inc. "Professional Women's Network – Home". PWN. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Art Staed
37th District
2008 – present
Succeeded by