Deb Scharper RT (R)(M) RDMS RVT CT is a registered ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, mammogram and CT technician


Deb advocates with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), where she serves as the Ambassador for the State of Iowa

Growing up in Rockford, and now living in Osage for over 20 years, Deb Scharper has deep roots in north Iowa and Iowa Senate District 26. 

Deb is a medical professional, having worked in the field of radiology for 27 years. Her official title is Deb Scharper RT (R)(M) RDMS RVT CT as she is a registered in X-Ray, Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound, Mammogram, and CT. She did all this while raising two young children, helping to own and operate a small business, and more recently, advocate for others. 

In 2015, Deb's first husband was diagnosed with early onset Dementia. Following her husband's diagnosis Deb became a strong advocate for individuals with dementia, Alzheimers, and mental illness. This advocacy led her to be active in the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), where she serves as an Ambassador for the State of Iowa. Her duties include building connections at the community level, speaking publicly and working with local healthcare providers,  and advocating on behalf of those with frontotemporal degeneration, which is the leading cause of dementia in people younger than 60. 

Deb decided to run for Iowa Senate District 26 because she wants to be a voice for her community. Growing up, raising a family, expanding her professional career, and helping to run a small business, Deb has experienced the opportunity of living in north Iowa. Unfortunately, she has also seen that opportunity slowly slip away. The underinvestment in rural Iowa has led to reduced access to vital services. Deb is running for the Iowa Senate to improve access to rural healthcare and improve access to broadband for all Iowans. As a medical professional, Deb has also seen the costs of healthcare skyrocket. She will continue to work to find ways to reduce the cost of healthcare. 

Deb and her husband Cory are raising three children. Cory owns and operates Scharper Services in Osage, a small business that provides electrical, snow removal, tree removal and trucking services. They are members of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage.

Deb in the News


Deb recently advocated on behalf of individuals with early onset dementia and Alzheimers at the Iowa Capitol. 


Growing up in Rockford and now living in Osage, Deb has deep ties to north Iowa and Iowa Senate District 26. 

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During a Congressional Town Hall in Osage, Deb spoke to Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer about Frontotemporal Degeneration.


Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Endorsement

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Iowa State Education Association Endorsement

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Cerro Gordo County Small Business Tour with Theresa Greenfield