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Diana Swartz was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa and has lived there the majority of her life. She is a graduate of Ottumwa High School, Indian Hills Community College, and Iowa State University with a BA in Accounting.


She worked as a Rail Specialist with HF Chlor-Alkali before becoming an assembler at John Deere and a member of the United Automotive Workers Local 450 (UAW). In the fall of 2021, Diana joined her coworkers on the picket line to fight for a better contract, including a 10% increase in hourly wages and increases in retirement benefits for workers.


Diana and her husband, Stanley, have been married for over 31 years. Stanley is a retired Ottumwa Firefighter who served for 39 years and ended his career as the Ottumwa Fire Department’s Assistant Chief. They have one son, Todd.

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Meet Diana


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Putting Iowa Schools First

Public schools are what make our state great. That's why I'm fighting to keep public dollars in public schools and make sure our students and teachers have the resources they need to thrive.

Putting Power Back in the Hands of Workers

As member of UAW Local 405, I fought with my union brothers and sisters for a better contract last summer from John Deere. Now I'm ready to fight to restore collective bargaining rights and worker's right in the State House.

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A Fair Tax Plan for Iowa Families

It's past time to level the playing field for Iowa's hardworking families. We need a tax plan that gives back to them-- not just the rich and well-connected. I'm running to look out for everyone in the State House, not just the most powerful.


“I’m running because workers need a voice in the state house. Workers' rights have been under attack in the past few legislative sessions, and it’s time someone stood up and said enough is enough.” 



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