|Peter & Beth Martin
Mona Martin has long upheld the League of Women Voters' principal that good government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens. As a former League of Women Voters state and local president, she worked to inform Iowa citizens about issues such as redistricting energy policies and education. She also has been a long time active participant in the political process. Mona served on the Davenport Plan and Zone Commission as well as several other governmental committees (see enclosure below) to help shape her local community.
In 1992 Mona was elected to the state legislature to represent House District 43. As a legislator, she strives to make informed decisions about issues affecting all citizens in the state of Iowa. Mona has followed the example of Carrie Chapman Catt and deserves a spot in the Plaza of Heroines.
Birth: October 22, 1934 Taylor Ridge, Illinois. Parents: Herman and Vera Schmidt Kadel. Education: B.S. Western Illinois State Teachers College. Graduate studies in earth science (Iowa State University) and biology (University of Iowa). Spouse: Robert B. 1956. Children: 1 daughter: Beth; 1 son: Charles. Grandchildren: 3. Activities: Partner in Robert Martin Company. Former teacher and science department head St. Katherine's/ St. Mark's School Davenport. Member: American Association of University Women; Northwest Davenport Business Association; Scott County Republican Women; St. John's United Methodist Church Administrative Board; and Rock Island Historical Society. Member and past state president League of Women Voters. Served: Davenport Plan and Zoning Commission 17 years; Scott County Landfill Recycling Committee; Scott County Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Developmentally Disabled Advisory Committee 1986-1990; U.S. Department of Energy Consumer Affairs Advisory Board chair 1978-1980.