Debra Jensen knows what it means to be a homelessness, single parent. She also knows how a family's future can be shaped by a second chance.
Deb's second chance came through a nursing degree from one of Iowa's outstanding community colleges. That path led to a 35-year career in a variety of healthcare settings: hospital, hospice, chemical dependency, long-term care, and public health.
Those experiences – as well as 11 years owning a bridal shop – inform Deb's proposed legislative policies. So does everything she learned about education as a mother of four and wife to Paul Jensen, a retired educator and softball coach.
Deb knows why legislation needs to put people's needs first and how it's possible to do so.