Mauro said he wants to help build the best possible world for Iowa's children and grandchildren. [22][23], She withdrew from the race in March 2018 after learning her campaign manager had falsified some of the 1,790 required signatures to qualify her for the ballot. Eddie Mauro, 3rd District Democratic candidate: Get money out of politics. Theresa Greenfield is an American politician who is the Democratic nominee for the 2020 United States Senate election in Iowa. As a coach, he said his teams would often serve produce on Saturdays in the Catholic Worker community, which emphasizes social justice for poor people. [6] Her parents raised hogs and grew crops on a small farm, and her father was also a crop dusting pilot. Franken. His professional experience includes serving as the president of the insurance firm UIG. Mauro graduated from Simpson College with a degree in education and earned a certificate of theology from Creighton University. But he pays special homage to an aunt, the late Sister Joanne Mauro, a Catholic nun for 58 years with the Congregation of the Humility of Mary. She taught me about justice in general. [55] She has supported a public option for health insurance coverage, but does not support Medicare for All. "We are no longer a country of one vote per person any more," he said. The pieces include the candidate’s background, their major issue emphasis and what makes them stand out in the June 5 primary. He serves on boards and committees for the South Suburban YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Conference and Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Mauro has been a small business owner and a teacher. [13] At the time, Greenfield was 24 years old, had a one-year-old son, and was pregnant with her second child. The Democratic primary election is June 5. [42] As of October 2020, the race was expected to be the most expensive in the state's history,[43] and the second most expensive Senate race in the United States, after the 2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina. Eddie J Mauro is a business owner, father, coach, community volunteer and former teacher who is committed to working hard to improve the performance of our government and empower people. Eddie Mauro + Add or change photo on IMDbPro » Contribute to IMDb. Where do the candidates stand on this country's most pressing issues? She taught me about tolerance and understanding. 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"That is a world built on progressive and inclusive populism, the very promise and the very idea that this country is available to everybody, and that is not happening today," he said. MAJOR ISSUE: Mauro calls himself a multifaceted candidate on the issues, but when forced to choose one priority it would be to reduce the influence of money on politics. [41] In the third fundraising quarter, Greenfield's campaign raised $28.7 million, more than any Senate candidate in Iowa history. [7] She helped with farm jobs and the crop dusting business. Mauro took about a month during the primary campaign to travel to Africa as part of a team that installs water systems. [49] She was endorsed by organizations including the Iowa AFL-CIO,[50] Iowa IBEW State Conference,[51] EMILY's List,[52] End Citizens United,[53] and Giffords. [31][32], Polls conducted after the primary showed a close contest between Greenfield and Ernst. Plus, he provided Paid Sick & Family Leave and Equal Pay for Equal Work before it was the norm. [10], In 1985, Greenfield married Rodney Wirtjes, an electrician, who served as a journeyman lineworker and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 191, No. Your email address will not be published. He also coached at Lincoln and North high schools in Des Moines, and at Des Moines Area Community College. Eddie Mauro has promoted women in leadership roles. SCENE: As Eddie Mauro talks about his life and his run for Congress in Iowa's 3rd District, he tells how his elderly parents taught him about sacrifice, generosity, hard work and love. Her son is a member of the United States Army. He came up significantly short in that effort, only getting about 33% of the vote, but this time he’ll be in a large field of first-time candidates and won’t be challenging an incumbent one-on-one. The party's nominee will face two-term U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Van Meter, in November's general election. He's worked in the past as a coach and teacher at Seymour Community Schools and St. Anthony Catholic School in Des Moines, and he was a baseball and assistant football coach at Dowling Catholic High School for more than 20 years. Pete D'Alessandro, who headed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sander's presidential campaign in Iowa; Cindy Axne, a community activist who operates a digital design firm. [14] She credits Social Security, workers' compensation, and family support with helping her during that time. Your email address will not be published. [37][38] Major media described the race as one of the most likely to decide control of the Senate after the 2020 election. He is one of the founding members of AMOS, a progressive issue organizing group in Central Iowa. “Despite the demand for change that Iowans wanted in 2016, Donald Trump and David Young have failed to deliver,” Mauro said in a press release. [54], Greenfield is in favor of the Affordable Care Act and expanding [39][40] Through June 30, 2020, Greenfield had raised $11.5 million, compared to $14.6 million for Ernst. [12] In 1988, Wirtjes was killed in a work accident. As a female Democratic candidate in 2018, she was featured on the cover of Time magazine along with other female candidates, labelled as "The Avengers". Ep152: New IDP Chair, Bloomberg, Early States’ Impact, Sioux City Baseball Player J.D. So in his push for honest politicians is he going to tell Democrats the reason he ran against a very good sitting D (Jo Oldson) was because he was just tired of waiting (a quote I’ve heard from several sources)? Hear from Eddie Mauro, Democratic candidate for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. [2][3], Greenfield was born and raised in Bricelyn, Minnesota, a small town near the Iowa–Minnesota border. But he's probably best known to many Iowans as a former teacher and a veteran high school baseball and football coach. The baseball coach from the well known Des Moines South Side family had been considering a run for several weeks now, and is now pitching his experience as a community activist and business owner as a good contrast to Republican Congressman David Young. That is why I am exploring a run for Congress,” Mauro added. Quiz: Which 3rd District candidate do you agree with most? Vote Early Democrat U.S. Senate 2020 Mauro criticized Young specifically on the healthcare vote, rising college costs and Young and Donald Trump’s insufficient support for clean energy jobs. The 3rd District Democratic candidates officially running or exploring now include Mauro, Cindy Axne, Pete D’Alessandro, Theresa Greenfield, Paul Knupp and Heather Ryan, while Austin Frerick is considering a run. His community roots are like many in the South Side Italian community – attended Dowling Catholic, serves on the South Suburban YMCA board, is a member of the Iowa Catholic Conference and is now the head coach of the Lincoln High School baseball team. Eddie J Mauro is a business owner, father, coach, community volunteer and former teacher who is committed to working hard to improve the performance of our government and empower people. Scholten Takes On Steve King – Our Profile. “Iowans are tired of being lied to by their elected leaders in order to win their vote. Throughout his career, Mauro said he's been dedicated to service and advocacy as a champion for those without a voice. [20] She is a member of the board of the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce. Iowa Poll: Race is tight, unsettled in Democrats' 3rd Congressional District primary, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Stop Republican Repeal Efforts At “Our Lives Are On The Line” Events. [56] She supports paid sick leave for all workers. Coach And Businessman Eddie Mauro Joins Democrats’ 3rd District Race Posted July 26th, 2017 at 12:59pm by Pat Rynard The Democratic field of candidates for the 3rd District grows ever larger today, with Eddie Mauro officially launching an exploratory committee. Like many of his fellow family members, Mauro has been active in Iowa politics and policy issues for some time. And in his race with Oldson he was still able to put up very large margins of victories in the handful of South Side precincts within that house district. [18] In 2012, she became president of the Des Moines commercial real estate firm Colby Interests,[19] based in Windsor Heights, Iowa. WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW: He has a certificate in theology from Creighton University. [44], Greenfield received endorsements from former President Barack Obama,[45] Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar,[46] Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Abby Finkenauer,[47] Representative Dave Loebsack,[47] former Iowa first lady and education advocate Christie Vilsack,[48] and former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Sally Pederson.

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