Bob Kressig

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Bob Kressig
Bob M. Kressig - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 59th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2005
Preceded by Ervin Dennis
Personal details
Born (1953-12-31) December 31, 1953 (age 63)
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Liz
Children Molly and Laura
Religion Lutheran

Bob Kressig (born December 31, 1953 in Dubuque, Iowa)[1] is the Iowa State Representative from the 59th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since January 2005.[2]

Kressig currently serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Environmental Protection committee; the Public Safety committee; the Commerce committee, where he is vice chair; and the Local Government committee, where he is vice chair. He also serves on the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee.

Electoral History[edit]

Kressig was re-elected in 2006 with 5,171 votes (50%), defeating Republican opponent Matt Reisetter.[3]

In 2010 Kressig was re-elected to the Iowa House of Representatives District 19 defeating Republican Darin Beck

Bob Kressig (D) (5550 votes) (52.12%)
Darin Beck (R) (5066 votes) (47.58%)
write in (32 votes) (0.3%)

Because of redistricting, most of House District 19 was renamed House District 59. Kressig won election for House District 59 in the 2012 general election.

Early life and education[edit]

Kressig attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, Columbus High School and in 1972 graduated from Waterloo West High. After graduating high school. he started working at John Deere.[1]


Outside politics Kressig spent 31 years working for John Deere where he retired in 2003.[1]


Kressig is or has been a member of the following of organizations:

  • Veridian Credit Union Board
  • Planning and Zoning Commission of Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Valleys Promise Policy Board
  • University of Northern Iowa’s Metal Casting Center Board of Directors
  • North Star Community Services Board of Directors
  • Senior Coordinating Living Unit in Des Moines.
  • UAW Local 838 retirees group
  • Cedar Falls Lions Club
  • Rainbow Cyclists in Waterloo
  • Nazareth Lutheran Church, in Cedar Falls[1]


Kressig is the son of Bob and Verdie Kressig and he has two sisters, Kudy Beckmann and Peggy Kane. Kressig married his wife Liz in 1978. Together they have two daughters, Molly and Laura and two grandchildren, Brianna and Gavin. Kressig and his wife live in Cedar Falls, Iowa.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "State Representative Bob Kressig". Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
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External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ervin Dennis
59th District (formerly 19th)
Succeeded by