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 fourth term in Senate. Served two terms in House.


Semi-retired dairy herdsman. Third generation engaged in family agribusiness at West Branch. Former newspaper owner, editor, reporter, and photojournalist. Camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic.


Graduated from West Branch High School in Iowa. Received B.A. from Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Memberships and Activities

Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation Board of Trustees, Iowa Newspaper Foundation, and numerous business, farm, dairy, cattle, cultural, conservation, and natural resources organizations. Recipient of Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award. Distinguished service or legislative awards from Iowans for L.I.F.E., Iowa Newspaper Association, Iowa FFA, Iowa Football Coaches Association, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Iowa Biotechnology Association, Iowa Agribusiness Association, Izaak Walton League, and Conservation Districts of Iowa. Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.