Patty Judge is a former nurse and politician. She is mounting a formidable challenge to Senator Chuck Grassley, a 7term Republican incumbent who abused his position as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to obstruct the nomination process for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and angered Iowans. Patty has said , when elected, she will fight to end gender discrimination in pay, increase the minimum wage, and for paid family and medical leave for all Americans. Patty has worked tirelessly to improve the health and wellbeing of all Iowans. As lieutenant governor, she championed the expansion of the state’s children’s health insurance program as well as a program that helped nearly 80,000 Iowans quit smoking.