Greg Forristall

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Greg Forristall
Greg Forristall - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 22nd district
98th (2007 – 2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by Gerald Jones
Personal details
Born (1950-02-15) February 15, 1950 (age 64)
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol
Residence Macedonia, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa Western Community College
University of Iowa
Occupation Farmer
Website Forristall's website

Greg Forristall (born February 15, 1950) is the Iowa State Representative from the 22nd District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2007. Forristall was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and was raised and resides near Macedonia. He completed coursework in computer science and international marketing at Iowa Western Community College and earned bachelors and masters degrees in music from the University of Iowa.

As of January 2013, Forristall serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Human Resources, Transportation, and Ways and Means committees. He also serves as the chair of the Labor committee and as a member of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.

Biography[edit]

Greg Forristall grew up on the family farm near Macedonia, and after graduation from Carson-Macedonia High School, he went on to earn bachelor and master degrees in music at the University of Iowa.

Greg currently resides in Macedonia with his wife, Carol, who taught music in Iowa public schools for thirty-five years. Greg farmed for 25 years and also worked in the financial services and information technology industries.

Greg has been active in the community with organizations such as the Council Bluffs Sister Cities, Farm Bureau, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the Iowa Western Community College Board. He has been a member of the United States Grain Council and has served on the Iowa State Board of Education and the Iowa Community College Council. Greg is a founding and continuing member of the Grist Mill Fine Arts Council.

He chairs the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council and is on the executive committee of the Midwest Higher Education Compact. Forristall also represents Iowa in national meetings of the Lumina Foundation and the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

In March 2014, Greg filed a police report stating he had been assaulted by a private citizen at the state Capitol.[1]During a June 2014 trial lasting two days, a jury of six people determined the defendant not guilty after one hour of deliberation.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [3]
District 98
Turnout: 1,543
Republican Greg Forristall Republican 1,116 72.33%
Sharon McNutt Republican 426 27.61%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [4]
District 98
Turnout: 10,817
Republican hold Greg Foristall Republican 6,570 60.74%
Sally Vitamvas Democratic 3,858 35.67%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [5]
District 98
Republican Greg Foristall* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [6]
District 98
Republican hold Greg Foristall* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [7]
District 98
Republican Greg Foristall* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [8]
District 98
Republican hold Greg Foristall* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [9]
District 22
Turnout: 4,410
Republican Greg Foristall* Republican 2,529 57.35%
Clint Fichter Republican 1,615 36.62%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [10]
District 22
Republican (newly redistricted) Greg Foristall* Republican unopposed

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerald Jones
98th District
2007 – present
Succeeded by
Mary Wolfe
Preceded by
Deborah Berry
22nd District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent