David Johnson (Iowa politician)

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David J. Johnson
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Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 3rd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Kenneth Veenstra
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 6th district
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 13, 2003
Preceded by Richard Van de Hoeff
Succeeded by Greg Stevens
Personal details
Born West Branch, Iowa
Political party Republican
Residence Ocheyedan, Iowa
Alma mater Beloit College
Occupation Dairy Farmer
Religion Catholic
Website Johnson's website

David Johnson is the Iowa State Senator from the 3rd District and is an assistant minority leader. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003 and served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999 – 2003. He received his B.A. in History from Beloit College.

Johnson currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Education committee; the Human Resources committee; the Natural Resources committee; and the Agriculture committee, where he is the ranking member. He also serves as the ranking member of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.

2006 election[edit]

In his 2006 bid for re-election Johnson received 12,328 votes (57%), defeating Democratic opponent Mel Berryhill. [1]

Early life and education[edit]

Johnson was born and raised in West Branch, Iowa and graduated from West Branch High School. He then went on to obtain his B.A. in history from Beloit College in Wisconsin.[1]

Career[edit]

After graduating college, he went on three scientific expeditions. For all three trips to Antarctica and the Arctic, he was the camp manager. Outside of politics, Johnson works on an Osceola County dairy farm. He then went on to become a newspaper publisher and editor where he won a number of awards for his work in journalism. For several years he served as president of the Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Johnson has won a number of awards from the following:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Iowa Newspaper Association
  • Iowa FFA and Iowa High School Football Coaches Association
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Iowa Izaak Walton League
  • Iowa Agribusiness Association
  • Iowa Biotechnology Association and Iowa Safe Kids Coalition
  • Guardian of Small Business Award — National Federation of Independent Business
  • Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
  • Iowa Health Care Association
  • Iowa Dental Association[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "David Johnson". Iowa Senate Republican Caucus. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Van de Hoeff
6th District
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Greg Stevens
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Kenneth Veenstra
3rd District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent