Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Conlin, Roxanne
<-  2005-01-01  
NameRoxanne Conlin
Address319 Seventh Street Suite 600
Des Moines, Iowa 50309, United States
Website [Link]
Born June 30, 1944
Died Still Living (71 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 10, 2015 01:18pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Married - Straight -
InfoRoxanne Barton Conlin

Battling organized crime, corruption and giant corporations, Roxanne Conlin has spent her life standing up to special interests for Iowa families who have been hurt by powerful forces. At an early age, Roxanne experienced personally the hardships many families face. She learned to never give up, no matter what the odds.

Growing up in Iowa, Roxanne's family lived paycheck to paycheck, moving from town to town in search of steady work. Her father was an alcoholic, who struggled to hold down a job, while her mother tried to put food on the table for their children. The oldest of six children, Roxanne went to work as a waitress at the age of 14 to help the family make ends meet.

At the age of 16, Roxanne entered Drake University - taking on extra classes while holding down several jobs at the same time. Roxanne worked her way through college, graduating at 19 and Drake Law School graduating at just 21 years old. She chose to dedicate her legal career to speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

As an Assistant Attorney General for Iowa, Roxanne fought public corruption and wrote the first law of its kind protecting rape victims. Then, as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, she worked hand in hand with law enforcement - leading major drug busts and cracking down on violent crime.

For more than 25 years, Roxanne has owned and managed a small law firm in Iowa. Her firm is dedicated to representing everyday people who do not have a voice. She has never worked for a single corporate interest. Instead, Roxanne has chosen to fight for family farmers squeezed by big banks, police officers wronged by the system, and workers hurt by large companies. A successful small business, Roxanne Conlin & Associates was recently cited by a national magazine as one of the best firms to work for because of its family-friendly practices, welcoming the children of staff into the workplace.

With each new milestone - serving as United States Attorney in Iowa, earning the Democratic nomination for Governor of Iowa, being elected as the first woman President of the American Association of Justice, and selected as one of the first women in the Inner Circle of Advocates - Roxanne leaves behind a trail of shattered glass. Through it all, she still sees the world through the eyes of the courageous, everyday Iowan who refuses to give up in the face of overwhelming odds.

Roxanne lives in Des Moines with her husband of 45 years, James. They are most proud of their four adult children and five grandchildren.



Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 17, 2010 06:00pm Profile Roxanne Conlin—Is She The Democrat Most Likely To Paint A Red Seat Blue In 2010?  Article COSDem 
Apr 15, 2010 11:00am Announcement Conlin Campaign Raises More than all of Grassley’s Past Challengers  Article COSDem 

Fri May 27 00:28:28 +0000 2016 - Trump does not have the capacity to feel shame no matter how shameful his conduct. https://t.co/NVpdxnbAiC

Fri May 27 00:25:12 +0000 2016 - RT @now7grandkids: Dems we must vote at record levels. All new voters&every minority vote2 destroy Trump RT https://t.co/YUQRWzVi0r

Wed May 25 02:08:27 +0000 2016 - He will get the fewest votes from women of any presidential candidate ever. Richly deserved! https://t.co/KwE2a7NNtE

Wed May 25 02:01:13 +0000 2016 - RT @now7grandkids: Never ever4get.We must get record turnout2 vote as we did in 08/12. RT https://t.co/eoiMXit9BD

Wed May 25 01:58:04 +0000 2016 - RT @pollbuster: Trump's brilliance can't be matched https://t.co/rXMA6Z6PMd

Mon May 23 04:09:43 +0000 2016 - Dinner tonight w/ grandson and girlfriend, avid Bernie supporters, who cant do the math, but promised they would vote dem no matter what.

Mon May 23 04:07:53 +0000 2016 - RT @Wary12: Hillary Clinton's election year platform https://t.co/VCs9zek2nd

Mon May 23 04:05:37 +0000 2016 - Beautiful https://t.co/ydPFm0jgxi

19a Sat May 21 23:32:36 +0000 2016 - I remember in 1980,dems celebrated nominaton of Ronald Reagan because he was too far right. When we woke up, it was to a Republican govt.

Fri May 20 22:28:54 +0000 2016 - Cable news covers Trump stream of consciousness speeches live! We need to get back to the fairness doctrine. This is just ridiculous.

Enter your Name:

A moderator will have to approve your message before it will appear.
Simple bad-talking or insulting messages will likely be deleted.
This site is an English language site and non-English messages will be deleted.

If you are trying to write to a candidate that appears on the site, they probably do not read this and will not answer. Your message will likely be deleted.
Enter This Code
Importance? 6.00000 Average


  11/02/2010 IA US Senate Lost 33.30% (-31.05%)
  06/08/2010 IA US Senate - D Primary Won 77.55% (+64.71%)
  11/02/1982 IA Governor Lost 46.55% (-6.26%)
  06/08/1982 IA Governor - D Primary Won 48.19% (+16.90%)
  01/20/1977 US Attorney - IA Southern District Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 03, 2008 D John Edwards
IA Governor- D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Patty Judge
IA US President - D Caucuses - Jan 19, 2004 D John Edwards