Karen Showalter is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Political Science and a MA in Nonprofit Management and currently resides in the Cedar Valley with her husband, Mark Showalter.  Karen is currently the Black Hawk County Elections Manager where she oversees all election processes for school, city, county, state, and federal elections.  Karen has more than a decade of experience in working elections and engaging the community in increased voter participation. 
The 2017 State Legislature made several changes to Election Law and Karen is here today to speak to those changes.