Senator David Johnson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation:
No Party Specified
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 80 (2003) - 87 (2017)
House: 78 (1999) - 79 (2001)
Home County: Osceola
David Johnson
Osceola County


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


Dairy farmer.


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.