Sandy Salmon >> Biography (House District 63)
9711 Streeter Rd
Janesville, Iowa 50613
Home: (319) 987.3021
Sandy Salmon is serving her third term in the Iowa House.
Sandy and her husband, Matt, live on an acreage between Janesville and Denver and have lived in northeast Iowa 25 years. Currently, Sandy partners with her sister to manage the family farm in northwest Iowa.
Sandy was born in Oklahoma where her dad was stationed at the Army base Fort Sill. After he was discharged her family moved back to the family farm near Kingsley in northwest Iowa where she grew up, raising 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 as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1977-1980.
Sandy met Matt in the Marines and after her discharge the couple was married, and have been for 36 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, teaching all three of the couple’s sons through K-12, graduating the youngest in 2007. Sandy helped run an area homeschool cooperative that provided group educational activities for kids such as gym, choir, drama and speech and also served as a 4-H leader for 14 years in Black Hawk County.
Sandy and Matt have 3 sons. Caleb and his wife, Sheridan, along with their son Ethan, are at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he is an attorney in his own private practice. Jesse and his wife, Lacey, along with their 3-year old daughter, Sidney and newborn son, Titus, are stationed in Abilene, Texas where Jesse is a Captain on active duty in the Air Force and flies C-130’s. Peter and his wife, Amy with their 1-year old son, Paul, live nearby in Cedar Falls where he is the new senior pastor at Trinity Bible Church.
Sandy is involved in a number of groups and organizations including Cornerstone Fellowship Church, NICHE-the state homeschool organization, Farm Bureau, Marine Corps League, Iowa Corn Growers, and the Black Hawk County Republican Women.