|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.
|Thu May 21 16:05:42 +0000 2015 - RT @Bipartisanism: #JebBush has released his official campaign slogan. http://t.co/SWNVgOhi9Z|
Thu May 21 16:04:39 +0000 2015 - RT @JFKLibrary: JFK and John Jr. horse around outside the Oval Office, #MemorialDay 1963. http://t.co/E9OMnUoMkk http://t.co/gvwseza1iu
Thu May 21 16:02:47 +0000 2015 - RT @WisDems: .@realDonaldTrump is right about @ScottWalker: http://t.co/UqGIjC7Mxl
Thu May 21 16:02:02 +0000 2015 - U of Iowa sponsors an intense week long NEW Leadership Institute for college women. I love to share with them. I learn more than they do.
Mon May 18 01:39:54 +0000 2015 - RT @HillaryClinton: See you soon, Iowa! Follow @HillaryforIA for updates from Hillary's visit this week. https://t.co/6lIFDPwvmu
Mon May 18 01:37:32 +0000 2015 - RT @newsmanone: Getting older is watching the #BBMAs and saying "Who the hell is that?" on nearly every act.
Mon May 18 01:34:00 +0000 2015 - Make raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour biggest issue in 2016. It is the right and moral thing to do and it has super majority support
Sun May 17 03:08:37 +0000 2015 - Grandson Colin Anderson graduated from Drake today. We are proud and a little bit surprised! Love you Colin. G
Fri May 15 23:24:54 +0000 2015 - RT @amnesty: We condemn the #Boston bombings & mourn lives lost. The #deathpenalty, however, is not justice. #Tsarnaev http://t.co/6h4Jpy2u…