DES MOINES – Senator Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton, announced her bid for another term in the Iowa Senate for District 14 on Feb. 7.
Currently, Sen. Sinclair is the chair of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Government Oversight Committee. Additionally, she is the vice chair of Education Appropriations, as well as serving on the Appropriations, Commerce, Judiciary, and Rules & Administration committees.
“During my second term in the Iowa Senate, we made great strides in cutting taxes for hardworking Iowans and setting policies to help our rural communities and small, local businesses grow,” said Sen. Sinclair. “As chair of the Senate Education committee, I worked with my colleagues to ensure sustainable and predictable funding for schools.
“Since 2017 we enacted the biggest income tax cut in Iowa history while also cutting regulations and implementing a responsible budget for state government,” continued Sen. Sinclair. “The results of those policies are clear. Iowa has the one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and it is one of the best states for opportunity. However, more work remains to be done to ensure state government is running efficiently, effectively, and the laws that are passed will make our state the best to start a business, work and raise a family.”
Sen. Sinclair has had a wide array of experiences prior to serving in the Iowa Senate. She began working at the age of 13 in a local restaurant, learning the value of hard work, determination and the value of communicating with people.
She later worked for the Ad Express/Daily Iowegian newspaper in Centerville. Sinclair also taught in the Central Decatur Community Schools and Southwestern Community College, preparing students to complete their GED testing, as well as teaching parenting and adult basic education classes. She later served as a federal grants coordinator and after-school program director for Wayne Community School District.
During two terms on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, Sen. Sinclair held numerous leadership opportunities in the county and local communities, including chairing the Iowa County Engineers’ Service Bureau board of directors and the Wayne County R.E.A.P. Commission. She was also an active board member for the 10-15 Regional Transit System, Iowa’s 5th Judicial District, South Iowa Area Crime Commission, Southeast Iowa Response Group-Hazmat Operations, Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa and Chariton Valley Transportation Planning Affiliate.
Sen. Sinclair also chaired the Allerton Public Library Board from 2000-2004 and served on the board of directors for the South Central Iowa Community Action Program. She is currently a member of the Wayne Optimists Club.
Sen. Sinclair has lived, worked and raised her family in Wayne County for more than 25 years.