Wally Horn

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Wally E. Horn
Wally Horn 86th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 17th district
25th (1983-1993)
27th (1993-2003)
Assumed office
January 10, 1983
Preceded by Clarence Carney
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 28th district
In office
January 8, 1973 – January 10, 1983
Preceded by Charles Cnoblauch
Succeeded by Donald Avenson
Personal details
Born (1933-11-28) November 28, 1933 (age 83)
Bloomfield, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Phyllis Peterson
Residence Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Alma mater Northeastern Missouri State Teachers College
Texas A&M University
University of Texas
Occupation Legislator
Website Horn's website

Wally E. Horn (born November 28, 1933) is the Iowa State Senator from the 17th District.

Horn currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Judiciary committee; the Labor and Business Relations committee; the Rebuild Iowa committee; and the State Government committee. He also serves on the Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

Horn was last re-elected in 2006 with 15,332 votes, running unopposed. [1]

Early life and education[edit]

Horn was raised in Bloomfield, Iowa and graduated from Bloomfield High School. A Democrat, he received his BS and MA from Northeastern Missouri State Teachers College, with graduate work done at Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin.[1]


Outside of his political career, Horn worked for more than 30 years as a high school teacher, coach, and information facilitator for schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior, he served in the US Army.[1]


Current memberships[edit]

  • Council State Government
  • Midwest Legislature's Executive Board
  • Executive committee for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
  • Community Correction Board
  • Elks and Moose Lodges Board
  • American Legion
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars[1]

Past memberships[edit]

  • NCSL Executive Board (15 years)[1]


Horn is married to his wife Phyllis Peterson and together they have two children and seven grandchildren.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Senator Wally Horn". Iowa Senate District 35. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Knoblauch
28th District
1973 – 1983
Succeeded by
Donald Avenson
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Clarence Carney
25th District
1983 – 1993
Succeeded by
Richard Varn
Preceded by
Richard Varn
27th District
1993 – 2003
Succeeded by
Ron Wieck
Preceded by
Tom Flynn
17th District
2003 – present
Succeeded by