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.


Retired. Former dairy herdsman; third generation engaged in family agribusiness; owner of award-winning newspaper, editor, reporter, and photojournalist; camp manager of three scientific research expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic.


Graduated West Branch (Iowa) High School. B.A. in history from Beloit College (Wisconsin).

Memberships and Activities

Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation Board of Trustees; Iowa Newspaper Foundation; numerous business, farm, dairy, cultural, conservation, and natural resources organizations. Past president, State Agriculture and Rural Leaders. Recipient of Hoover Uncommon Public Service Award. Distinguished service or legislative awards from Iowans for Life, Iowa Newspaper Association, Iowa FFA, Iowa Football Coaches Association, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Iowa Biotechnology Association, Iowa Agribusiness Association, Izaak Walton League, Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Public Health Association, and Iowa Health Care Association. Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1950 in West Branch. Resides in Ocheyedan.