Senator Richard J. Varn View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 72 (1987) - 75 (1993)
House: 70 (1983) - 71 (1985)
Home County: Johnson
Richard J. Varn
Johnson County
Birth: May 31, 1958, Des Moines. Parents: Leonard and Carolyn Varn. Education: Graduated from Solon High School, 1976; B.A. with honors, University of Iowa, 1981; Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. with distinction, University of Iowa Law School, 1988. Spouse: Julia Burton, 1984. Children: 2 daughters: Sarah and Emily; 1 son: Jake. Activities: Admitted to Iowa Bar, 1988. Employee of Colonial Bakery of Cedar Rapids, 1976-1985. Construction worker. Executive director, Eastern Iowa Construction Alliance, 1988 to present. Chair: National Conference of State Legislature's Task Force on Information Policy, 3 terms. Member: Federal Depository Library Council of the U.S. Government Printing Office, Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Technology and Literacy, Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations Working Group on Building a Spatial Data Infrastructure, Solon Optimists Club, and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Solon. Delegate to White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Served 2 terms in Iowa House. Term: Second.