|Address||319 Seventh Street Suite 600|
Des Moines, Iowa 50309, United States
|| June 30, 1944
Jun 16, 2010 07:59pm
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 -
|Info||Roxanne 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.
|Sun Jun 28 04:12:45 +0000 2015 - Iowa banned discrimination against lgbts in employment, housing, public accommodations etc in 2007. Now when will the nation again catch up?|
Sun Jun 28 04:10:50 +0000 2015 - RT @greenhousenyt: The next big gay rights struggle is the fight to ban discrimination against gays in employment & housing. @eckholm http:…
Sun Jun 28 04:08:52 +0000 2015 - RT @TheNewDeal: UPDATE: Gay Marriage Has Been Legal for Over 24 Hours Now and Satan Hasn't Risen to Conquer Earth Yet. I'll Keep You Posted…
Fri Jun 26 15:28:47 +0000 2015 - We still have a long way to go to equality for all. But today a giant step for man and womenkind. All of us benefit when #LoveWins
Fri Jun 26 15:25:45 +0000 2015 - Iowa led the way to marriage equality and 3 great justices of the Supreme Court lost their jobs as a result. On this great day, thank you.
Wed Jun 24 16:13:19 +0000 2015 - Viral Photo By Charleston Dad Embodies the Power of Love via @WhatToExpect http://t.co/hfo6zZCLIb
Wed Jun 24 06:07:22 +0000 2015 - RT @CharlesMBlow: Again from Frederick Douglass: "Power concede nothing without a demand..." http://t.co/ZQX16XYwKx
Wed Jun 24 06:06:52 +0000 2015 - RT @MotherJones: FYI, @Sen_JoeManchin and @SenToomey, here's the incredible amount of money gun violence costs our country: http://t.co/njf…
Wed Jun 24 06:03:33 +0000 2015 - RT @PatriciaBynes: "It shouldn't fly there. It shouldn't fly anywhere." -@HillaryClinton on the confederate flag
Sat Jun 20 15:48:59 +0000 2015 - Can this be real? I am sure Roof considers himself to be a good Christian. Like his defenders. https://t.co/C59L0siTyj