Background - Born and raised in Iowa, she is the daughter of an Army veteran and an Army Reserve nurse who started a small business running a truck stop and added a diner. She and her four siblings all worked there which taught her team work. She learned the value of hard work, public service and taking responsibility for community and country from her family. In 1994 she moved to northern Illinois and in 2009 to Janesville, Wisconsin. She has two children.
Occupations - Cathy has had a number of careers. In addition to waiting tables and other work at the family business, she indicates she has been a radio station news producer, a child care provider, a stay at home mom and for the last 20 plus years a teacher.
Politics and community involvement - She became involved in politics at an early age as her father was a county supervisor, mayor of Coralville, Iowa and later a state legislator. In 1980, at age 17 she was elected as an alternate delegate from Iowa to the Democratic Party National Convention. Additionally she has done grassroots organizing around local issues, national issues and for many local campaigns. She was elected to the Janesville School Board in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. She serves as the vice-president.
Cathy has also been selected to the Advisory Committee on Appointments, participated on the board of the Red Road House continuum of care facility for chronic alcoholics and drug abusers.
For additional information see her web site: cathymyersforcongress.com