Vicki Wade is a life-long resident of Newton. She graduated from Newton High School, Class of 1987, and was in the first graduating class at the DMACC-Newton Polytechnic Campus. She has degrees from Drake University and a Master's Degree from Colorado State University. Vicki is a Regional Market Developer with Thrivent Financial. She and her husband own commercial properties in downtown Newton.
Vicki has been involved in many organizations over the years. She served in an elected position on the ISU Extension Council, an appointed commissioner the City of Newton Planning and Zoning Commission, ombudsperson for Jasper County Veterans, vice president of Dollars for Scholars-Newton Chapter and co-founder and president of Destination Newton Alliance.
Vicki and her husband, Shawn, have two grown sons, Logan (Haleigh) and Tucker, one grandson (Maverick) and another grandson expected in 2023. In her free time, Vicki is an avid reader and horse lover, volunteering in equine shows and organizations around the Midwest.