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Eddie J. mauro is a Des Moines native who has lived in the district for more than 20 years. A graduate of Dowling High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science from Simpson College and holds a Theology Certificate from Creighton University. Eddie is founder and President/COO of UIG, an innovative wholesale insurance firm serving insurance agencies in Iowa and across the U.S. He and his wife Sharilyn have shared 25 years together and have two children, Dominic and Mia.

In both his professional and personal life, Eddie works hard to put people in positions that help them succeed. He believes that unrealized opportunities are standing in the way of moving Iowa from good to great. Eddie is running for office to empower citizens in the district to be more invested and vocal in the local government, and be positive agents for change.

As part of his commitment to helping others reach their full potential, Eddie currently serves on the board of directors for the South Suburban YMCA of Greater Des Moines. He is also a member of the Immigration Committee for the Iowa Catholic Conference, as well as the Legislative Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa. Eddie volunteers for several impactful local organizations, including, YMCA Board of Managers, Knights of Columbus and AMOS. He is also a dedicated youth sports coach.

Eddie believes in the power of education and spent several years as a teacher at Seymour Community Schools in Seymour, Iowa, and Saint Anthony School of Des Moines. During his tenure at Saint Anthony, he received the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award, the Salvation Army Volunteer of the Year Award, President’s Youth Services Award and was nominated as Reader’s Digest Teacher of the Year.

Eddie was also an integral member of the Dowling High School athletic program for more than 10 years, serving as head coach for the baseball team and assistant coach for the football team. In addition, he put his talent to work for the Cincinnati Reds as a recommending scout, and the Iowa Cubs Organization as a volunteer assisting with player development. Eddie currently serves as the head coach for the Lincoln High School baseball team.

Eddie’s valuable experience in education, business, coaching and volunteering has helped him understand the challenges facing Iowa families, business owners and outreach organizations. He’s ready to step up and be a voice for positive change in our state.