An Iowa native, Senator Annette Sweeney grew up on a family farm near Buckeye. After graduating from college, she educated middle school students as a teacher of English and speech. Upon her father’s untimely death in 1983, Senator Sweeney moved back home to Buckeye to the family farm with her mother and sister. She and her husband, Dave, still operate the farm today.She served in the Iowa House from 2009 – 2013 and now serves in the Iowa Senate. She is SARL Treasurer.