Senator John Putney View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 80 (2003) - 82 (2007)
Home County: Tama
John Putney
Tama County


Serving second term in Senate.


Executive director of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and farmer.


Received B.S. in agriculture from Iowa State University.

Military Service

Served as an officer in Iowa National Guard.

Memberships and Activities

Past president of Tama County Fair Board, Iowa Beef Breeds Council, and Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement. Past chairman of Tama County "Friends of Extension" and past beef superintendent at the Iowa State Fair. Special assistant for Senator Charles Grassley, 1989-1992. Member of the Farm Bureau, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, American Legion, Olivet Lodge, El Kahir Shrine Club, Des Moines Rotary, and Gladbrook Methodist Church.

Birth and Residence

Raised and resides on a farm near Gladbrook.

Family Members

Wife Emily; three children and four grandchildren.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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