Representative Ken Rizer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 86 (2015) - 87 (2017)
Home County: Linn
Ken Rizer
Linn County


Serving second term in House.


Assistant Professor of Aviation at University of Dubuque.


Received B.S. in foreign affairs from U.S. Air Force Academy, M.S. in strategic studies from Air War College, M.P.A. from Harvard University, and M.B.A. from University of Iowa. Barry Goldwater Scholar to Georgetown University and Olmsted Scholar to the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Military Service

Served 25 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel and as the Commander of Joint Base Andrews in 2012. Was a fighter pilot and two-time Iraq combat veteran. Awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal.

Memberships and Activities

Board Member for Special Olympics Iowa; Member of American Legion, Rotary, Air Force Association, Military Officers Association of America, and NRA.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1964 in Rochester, Minnesota. Resides in Marion.

Family Members

Two sons and two daughters.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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