About Mary Jo

Mary Jo Wilhelm owns a small business and in the past worked in a factory, as an EMT and a cancer researcher.  Wilhelm served 12 years on the Howard County Board of Supervisors and was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2008.  She and Mike have been married for 29 years and have raised two children: Alex and Ben.  The Wilhems belong to The Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco.

Mary Jo will fight day in and day out to create good paying jobs and better schools so our kids can compete.  She will crack down on special interests and big corporations, and she will fight to give Iowa companies first crack at state and local contacts, so our tax dollars create jobs here, not in China or India.