Chris Louscher was raised in Des Moines and started her passion for politics working for Bobby Kennedy in ’68 as a student at the University of Iowa. Married in 1970, the Louschers moved to Emmetsburg where Chris taught, raised their 4 children, and worked for one candidate each election cycle. They moved to Algona in ’85 and Chris managed their dental practice while continuing to work in the area of disablility advocacy. Completeing her masters in mental health counseling in ’94, she embarked on private practice as well as working with Parents United, an agency working with children and adults who have been sexually molested, as well as perpetrators. A community activist herself, she encourages women to get more involved locally, at the state level, and nationally. “Politics is personal,” and she believes women have a unique and important perspective.
- Department of Human Services Council, Chairperson (1999-06)
- School Board Member and Department of Education Task Forces
- Mental Health Task Forces
- Iowa Democratic Party, County and State Offices
- Autism Society of America Board of Directors and Presenter
- Member of Iowa Disaster Team & Critical Incident Debriefing Team