Mary grew up on a farm south of Brighton and attended Fairfield Community Schools. She is the fifth of eight children, four brothers and three sisters. My husband, Joel and I live in Fairfield. I have two grown children and two grown step-children. We also have six grandchildren.

I enjoy gardening and working in the yard on my flowers.

I like to go on motorcycle rides and go hiking. I am a sports fan, following the Iowa Hawkeyes and Atlanta Braves.

Spending time with family and friends is one of my favorite things to do.