Beth (Beth) Wessel-Kroeschell (D-SH045)
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Capitol: 515.281.3221
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State Capitol 1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319

District Office:
518 Ash Avenue
Ames, IA 50014
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Tom Kroeschell   
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Human Resources
MemberSubcommittee on Justice System
MemberHouse Committee on Judiciary
MemberHouse Committee on Public Safety
Counties Representing
School Districts
Ames Community School District
Ballard Community School District
Colo-Nesco Community School District
Gilbert Community School District
Nevada Community School District
Roland-Story Community School District
United Community School District


Beth is serving her 6th term in the Iowa House of Representatives. She is Ranking Member of the Human Resources committee, and also serves on the Environmental Protection and Public Safety committee, as well as the Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee.

Beth is married to Tom Kroeschell. He is the Programming Director for Cyclone TV at Iowa State University. They have two children, Liza and Robbie. Following graduation from Ames High, Beth earned her BA from the University of Northern Iowa, and her MPA from Iowa State University.

A former high school English teacher, Beth has done substantial work in non-profit administration. She was on the board of ACCESS, a battered women's shelter, for four years and served as their president. She was chair of the Story County Equal Rights Amendment campaign in 1992.