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David Johnson

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State Senator
No Party Specified
Bills & Committees
Fmr Dairyman/Newspaper Owner-Editor/Polar Research/Agribusiness
Osceola
87
01/09/2017 - 01/13/2019
1

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
No Party Specified
Bills & Committees
Former Dairy Herdsman/Newspaper Owner-Editor/Polar Research/Agribusiness
Osceola
86
12/05/2016 - 01/08/2017
1

Term

Serving fourth term in Senate. Served two terms in House.

Profession

Semi-retired dairy herdsman. Third generation engaged in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former newspaper owner, editor, reporter, and photojournalist. Camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic.

Education

Graduated from West Branch High School in Iowa. Received B.A. from Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Memberships and Activities

Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation Board of Trustees, Iowa Newspaper Foundation, and numerous business, farm, dairy, cattle, cultural, conservation, and natural resources organizations. Recipient of Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award. Distinguished service or legislative awards from Iowans for L.I.F.E., Iowa Newspaper Association, Iowa FFA, Iowa Football Coaches Association, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Iowa Biotechnology Association, Iowa Agribusiness Association, Izaak Walton League, and Conservation Districts of Iowa. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Former Dairy Herdsman/Newspaper Owner-Editor/Polar Research/Agribusiness
Osceola
85
01/14/2013 - 01/11/2015
1

Term

Served two terms in House. Serving third term in Senate.

Profession

Dairy herdsman.

Education

Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College, Wisconsin.

Memberships and Activities

Third generation involved in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former award-winning newspaper publisher, editor, reporter, and photographer. Camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, 1976–1979. Member of numerous business, farm, dairy, cattle, cultural, conservation, and natural resources organizations. Lector at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ashton.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farming
Osceola
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
3

Term

Served two terms in House. Serving third term in Senate.

Profession

Dairy herdsman.

Education

Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College, Wisconsin.

Memberships and Activities

Third generation involved in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former award-winning newspaper publisher, editor, reporter and photojournalist. Camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, 1976-1979. Member of eight chambers of commerce and numerous farm, dairy, cattle, cultural, conservation and natural resources organizations. Lector at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ashton.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farming
Osceola
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
3

Term

Serving second term in Senate. Previously served two terms in House.

Profession

Dairy farmer.

Education

Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College, Wisconsin.

Memberships and Activities

Third generation involved in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former award-winning newspaper publisher, editor, reporter, and photojournalist; leader in local economic development and historic preservation. Camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, 1976-1979. Member of eight chambers of commerce and numerous farm, dairy, cattle, cultural, conservation, and natural resources organizations. Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from Iowa FFA, Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Newspaper Association, and Iowa High School Football Coaches Association. Lector at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ashton.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farming
Osceola
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
3

Term

Served two terms in House. Serving second term in Senate.

Profession

Dairy farmer.

Education

Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College, Wisconsin.

Memberships and Activities

Third generation involved in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former award-winning newspaper publisher, editor, reporter, and photojournalist, and leader in local economic development and historic preservation. Camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, 1976-1979. Member of eight chambers of commerce and numerous farm, dairy, cattle, cultural, conservation, and natural resources organizations. Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from Iowa FFA, Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Newspaper Association, and Iowa High School Football Coaches Association. Lector at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ashton.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farming
Osceola
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
3

Term

Served two terms in House. Serving first term in Senate.

Profession

Dairy herdsman.

Education

Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College.

Memberships and Activities

Third generation involved in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former award-winning newspaper publisher and photojournalist, and leader in local economic development and historic preservation. Camp manager of three research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, 1976-1979. Member of various farm, dairy, cattle, natural resources, and community organizations. Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from Iowa FFA, Chamber of Commerce, and Iowa High School Football Coaches Association. Lector at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Birth and Residence

Born and raised in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farmhand
Osceola
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
3

Former award-winning newspaper publisher and local economic development leader. Born and raised in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyeden, Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College. Lector at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ashton. Served two terms in House. Serving first term in Senate.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farming
Osceola
79
01/08/2001 - 01/12/2003
6

Dairy herdsman. Born and raised in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan. Graduated from West Branch High School. Received B.A. from Beloit College in Wisconsin. Third generation involved in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former award-winning newspaper publisher and photojournalist, and leader in local economic development and historic preservation. Camp manager of three research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic, 1976-79. Member of various farm, dairy, cattle, natural resources and community organizations. Recipient of Distinguished Service Award from Iowa FFA, Chamber of Commerce and Iowa High School Football Coaches Association. Lector at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ashton. Served two terms in House. Serving second term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Dairy Farming
Osceola
78
01/11/1999 - 01/07/2001
6

Birth: West Branch. Parents: Donald and Mary Jean (Suchomel) Johnson. Education: West Branch H.S., Beloit College. Spouse: Julie Leckband. Profession and Activities: Dairy farm worker; former editor and newspaper publisher. Recipient of distinguished service awards, Iowa Newspaper Association, Iowa FFA, Iowa Football Coaches Association. Member: Osceola County Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, Cattlemen's Association; lowa Holstein Association; St. Mary's Catholic Church; lowa Newspaper Association; Pheasants Forever. Term: First.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources