Cindy (Cindy) Axne (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.5476
FAX: 202.226.1329
District: 641.278.1828
Representative
Room 1034 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1503

Residence: West Des Moines, IA
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: John Axne   DOB: 4/20/1965
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberWrestling Caucus
FC MemberEndometriosis Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Pandemic Preparedness Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
FC MemberCrop Insurance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Pre-K Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Corruption League
FC MemberApiary and Beekeeper Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Supply Chain Caucus
FC MemberPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
Counties Representing
Adair / Adams / Cass / Dallas / Fremont / Guthrie / Madison / Mills / Montgomery / Page / Polk / Pottawattamie / Ringgold / Taylor / Union / Warren

Bio

Cindy Axne is an Iowan, a small business owner, parent, community activist, and U.S. Representative from Iowa's Third Congressional District.

Cindy is a fifth-generation Iowan who grew up on the south side of Des Moines. Cindy's childhood included weekends and summers spent on her maternal grandparents' farm in Warren County, 4-H activities, and playing 6-on-6 basketball for the Valley High Tigers. After graduating from Valley High in Des Moines, Cindy received a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Iowa. After undergrad, Cindy worked in strategic planning and leadership development for the Tribune Company in Chicago while earning an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

In 2007, when her older son started kindergarten, Cindy learned that full-day kindergarten was not available to every child in West Des Moines public schools, with eligibility determined by a lottery. Cindy was outraged at the inequity of the system and concerned that students were being shortchanged. She spent the following academic year advocating and negotiating with principals, the school board and the superintendent. After nearly a year, her efforts paid off and full-day kindergarten was made available to all students in the district.

Cindy is active in her church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and serves as a mentor with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa. She lives in West Des Moines with John and their teenage sons, Gunnar and Rafe.