About Deb

Prepared for Unprecedented Times

Debra Jensen’s career as a public health nurse has made her a leader for people facing unprecedented times. As a former small business owner, she understands how economic support is vital to surviving economic challenges. She also knows what it means to be a homelessness, single parent and 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 leadership. 


She and her husband Paul, a retired educator and softball coach, raised four children in the Forest City School District – all active in athletics, music, or theater.  


For Deb, people come first. She listens then fights on their behalf. She’s who Iowa House District 7 needs in these unprecedented times.   

Deb’s Promise


1 - People over profits


People come first. Always. That value will guide my legislative priorities. Your needs must set our state’s priorities. 

2 - Active Listening


I learned to listen as a nurse as it is key to quality care. What you tell me will guide my response to the issues that affect you.  


3 - Hard work gets rewarded 


You work hard; I promise to work hard for you. You deserve fair treatment and respect for what you do every day. 

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Debra Jensen 7th District Representative