Senator Merlin E. Bartz View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 75 (1993) - 79 (2001)
83 (2009) - 84 (2011)
House: 74 (1991)
Home County: Worth
Merlin E. Bartz
Worth County
Birth: March 16, 1961, Mason City. Parents: Orland and Clarice Braun Bartz. Education: Graduated from St. Ansgar Community Schools, 1979. Received B.A. cum laude in music and political science, Luther College, 1983. Spouse: Lisa Davis Jorgensen, 1990. Children: 1 daughter: Kimberly; 1 son: Will. Activities: Livestock/grain farmer and laborer. Former factory worker, 1983-1990. Seventeen years with various dance bands. 1992 recipient of Guardian of Business Award (NFIB). Member: Worth County Historical Society; Pork Producers; Farm Bureau; Pheasants Forever; NRA; Worth County Republican Central Committee. Member and Choir Director: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton. Sponsor in Ducks Unlimited. Lutheran Social Service Board of Directors. 1990 Iowa to India Cultural Exchange Team sponsored by Rotary. Past chair: Worth County Republicans. Past member: Third District Republican Platform Committee. Served one term in Iowa House. Term: First.