Iowan of the Week
Iowans of the Week will be recognized for their contributions to their communities, helping their neighbors and making Iowa better.
Each week, Rep. Axne will submit a statement to the Congressional Record on the unsung Iowan, detailing their work and efforts to make Iowa better and help improve the lives of others.
Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Judge Romonda D. Belcher, a District Associate Judge at the Polk County Justice Center in Des Moines, Iowa as the Iowan of the Week. Judge Belcher is the first African American female judge to serve in the state of Iowa. She was appointed to the bench on August 20, 2010 and serves our community with distinction.
Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Kristi Myers from Des Moines on this World Cancer Day.
Kristi is a mom of a smart and talented daughter, Audrey, and married to a wonderful partner, Dan. She works as a high school English teacher at Central Academy and I hear she’s a student favorite. Kristi is forever a Chicago Cubs fan, which speaks to her constant optimism. Kristi is a beautiful soul with generous heart.
Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Iowa’s Bondurant-Farrar High School’s art teacher Mr. Vandehaar for his hard work in his community and his students’ success in their many endeavours.