Mary Lundby

Mary Adelaide Lundby
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 18th district
26th (1995 2003)
In office
January 9, 1995  January 12, 2009
Preceded by Paul Pate
Succeeded by Swati Dandekar
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 51st district
47th (1987 1993)
In office
January 12, 1987  January 9, 1995
Preceded by Mike Oxley
Succeeded by Rosemary Thomson
Personal details
Born (1948-02-02)February 2, 1948
Carroll, Iowa
Died January 17, 2009(2009-01-17) (aged 60)
Political party Republican
Children 1
Residence Marion, Iowa
Alma mater Upper Iowa University
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Lundby's website

Mary Adelaide Lundby (February 2, 1948 January 17, 2009) was a state Senator from the Iowa's 18th District. She served in the Iowa Senate from 1995 to 2009, serving as Minority Leader from 2006 to 2007 and as Co-Majority Leader in 2006. She also served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995, serving as Speaker pro Tempore from 1992 to 1994. Prior to her election to the Iowa House, Lundby had served as the co-chair of the Linn County Republican party, as a member of the Linn County Republican Central Committee, and as staff assistant to then-senator Roger Jepsen. She graduated from Upper Iowa University, majoring in Political Science and History.[1]

Lundby served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Government Oversight committee; the Natural Resources and Environment committee; and the Rules and Administration committee.

Lundby was re-elected in 2004 with 20,686 votes (60%), defeating Democratic opponent Lorna Richards.[2] Lundby didn't run for re-election in 2008, opting to run for Linn County supervisor instead.[3] In June 2008, Lundby withdrew from the supervisor race, as her cancer had returned.[1]

Lundby died on January 17, 2009 after a three-year battle with cervical cancer.[1]

Her son, Daniel Lundby, was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012 as a Democrat.


  1. 1 2 3 Former state senator Lundby dies
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Speaker pro Tempore of the Iowa House of Representatives
1993 1995
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Stewart Iverson
Co-Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate
serving alongside Mike Gronstal
Succeeded by
Mike Gronstal
as Majority Leader
Mary Lundby
as Minority Leader
Preceded by
Mary Lundby (R)
Mike Gronstal (D)
as Co-Majority Leaders
Minority Leader of the Iowa Senate
2006 2007
Succeeded by
Ron Wieck
Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike Oxley
47th District
1987 1993
Succeeded by
Barry Brauns
Preceded by
Philip Brammer
51st District
1993 1995
Succeeded by
Rosemary Thomson
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Paul Pate
26th District
1995 2003
Succeeded by
Steve Kettering
Preceded by
Mike Connolly
18th District
2003 2009
Succeeded by
Swati Dandekar
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