DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - State Senator Liz Mathis has been given a "GOLD STAR" award by the Iowa State Sheriffs' and Deputies' Association (ISSDA) for her leadership on public safety issues.
"While we are fortunate in Iowa to have overwhelming support of public safety initiatives among our legislative delegation and state leaders, the recipients of the GOLD STAR Award have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond to respond to serious public safety and criminal justice challenges," ISSDA President Josh Hammen, a deputy in Pocahontas County said.
While serving in the Iowa Senate Sen. Mathis has supported law enforcement efforts in Iowa by banning GPS/Digital Stalking, the Mental Health Complex Needs Bill, and also helped with the passage of reforms that improved the care of people with a serious mental illness who are under a court order.
Senator Jeff Edler of State Center, Representative Wes Breckenridge of Newton, Representative Joel Fry of Clarke County and Mr. Rick Shults, MHDS Administrator, Iowa Dept. of Human Services also received the GOLD STAR Award.