Senator Daryl Beall View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 80 (2003) - 85 (2013)
Home County: Webster
Daryl Beall
Webster County


Serving third term in Senate.


Former teacher and journalist. Taught political science courses at Urbandale High School, created the government intern program, and earned the Teacher’s Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.


Earned A.A. from Iowa Central Community College, B.A. from Buena Vista University, and M.P.A. from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Recipient of the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award, 2010. In 2012 received the Iowa Central Community College Distinguished Alumni Award, the Robert D. Ray Community Service Award from Iowa Sister States, and the Charles Dick Medal of Merit from the National Guard Association of the United States. Designated a Fellow at the Taft Institute of Government at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Elected justice of the peace in Dallas County. Served two terms on the Fort Dodge School Board. Ran for Secretary of State at the age of 25 and holds the record for being the youngest statewide candidate in Iowa. Editor and publisher of weekly and daily newspapers in Iowa, Colorado, and South Dakota. Member of Kiwanis and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1946 in Fort Dodge. Resides in Fort Dodge.

Family Members

Wife, Jo Ann; three children and 11 grandchildren.

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