Sandy Salmon >> Biography (House District 63)
9711 Streeter Rd
Janesville, Iowa 50613
Home: (319) 987-3021
Sandy and her husband, Matt, live on an acreage between Janesville and Denver and have lived in northeast Iowa 25 years.
Sandy was born in Oklahoma where her dad was stationed at the Army base, Fort Sill. After he was discharged the family moved back to their farm near Kingsley in northwest Iowa. They raised corn, soybeans, hogs, and cattle.
Sandy graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1973 and later from UNI in 1977 with a degree in Business Management. Upon graduation she was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1977-1980. She met her husband in the Marines and after being discharged they were married and have been for 35 years. Matt is a helicopter pilot and retired from the Iowa Army National Guard with 34 years of military service.
Sandy was a home educator for 18 years. Her family has 3 sons and she home schooled them all the way through high school, K-12, graduating the youngest in 2007. She also helped run an area home school cooperative that provided group educational activities for kids such as gym, choir, drama and speech. In addition, Sandy served as a 4-H leader for 14 years in Black Hawk County.
Her oldest son Caleb is married and he and his wife Sheridan have a baby boy and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Caleb is an attorney in his own private practice. Jesse the middle son is a Captain in the Air Force and he flies C-130’s. He and his wife Lacey are stationed in Abilene, Texas and have a 3-year old daughter Sidney. Her youngest son Peter is an assistant pastor at Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls and he and his wife Amy have a baby son.
Sandy served as a clerk for State Senator Bill Dix in the Iowa Senate during the 2011 session. In November 2012 she was elected to serve as a State Representative by the people of Iowa House District #63.
Currently Sandy partners with her sister and an area farmer to manage the family farm in northwest Iowa. Sandy is active in ministry at her church in music ministry and in teaching classes. In August 2011 she served on a missions team to Uganda and Kenya.
Her memberships include Cornerstone Fellowship Church, NICHE (the state home school organization), Farm Bureau, Marine Corps League, Iowa Corn Growers, Black Hawk County Republican Women, and Black Hawk County Republican Central Committee.