“When Maggie suggested that we start a candidates’ school, I really thought she was kidding. The more I thought about it, the better I liked the idea. The time is right for women to run for public office at all levels, and within the next decade, I think women will break through the political glass ceiling.”

Jean Lloyd JonesBackground

Jean Hall Lloyd-Jones was born in Washington D.C. on October 14th, 1929. She attended the University of New Mexico and Northwestern University, earning her B.S. degree in 1951. She received a M.A. degree in History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the University of Iowa in 1971, and another M.A. degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University in 1997. She has served in both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate, and as President of the League of Women Voters of Iowa. Jean’s husband, Richard Lloyd-Jones, was a Professor of English at the University of Iowa. Jean has four children and four grandchildren.

  • President, League of Women Voters of Iowa 1971-1975
  • Iowa House of Representatives 1979-1986
  • Iowa State Senator 1987-1994

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