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EDDIE J. MAURO is a Des Moines native, born and raised in the 3rd Congressional District. Outside of a few years spent teaching in rural Iowa, he is proud to have grown, worked, played and raised a family alongside the very same people that he is poised to represent.

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. He is committed to the empowerment of citizens in the district to be more invested and vocal in the local government, and be positive agents for change.

The product of a strong Iowa education, Eddie is a graduate of Dowling High School. In addition to course work completed at DMACC and Iowa State University, he earned his Bachelor of Science from Simpson College and holds a Theology Certificate from Creighton University.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Eddie dedicated much of his early career to helping Iowa youth reach their full potential as a coach and teacher in both public and private schools.

It was during these years that he cemented his belief in the power of education, dedicating 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 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. He also served as the head coach for the Lincoln High School baseball 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 has continued his support of Iowa and small business as the founder and President/COO of UIG, an innovative wholesale insurance firm serving insurance agencies in Iowa and across the U.S.

His commitment to helping others reach their full potential has never waivered. Eddie serves on the board of Creative Visions and Purify Project. He has also served on the board of directors for the South Suburban YMCA of Greater Des Moines, and is a past member of the Immigration Committee for the Iowa Catholic Conference. Eddie volunteers for several impactful local organizations, including YMCA Board of Managers, and AMOS. He is also a dedicated youth sports coach.

He and his wife Sharilyn have shared 29 years together and have two children, Dominic and Mia.

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