Representative John Forbes View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 85 (2013)
86 (2015)
87 (2017)
88 (2019)
89 (2021) - 90 (2023)
Home County: Polk
John Forbes
Polk County


Serving fifth term in House.




Graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1975. Received B.S. in pharmacy from Drake University in 1980.

Memberships and Activities

Member of the Urbandale Library Foundation Board. Past member of the Urbandale City Council, past president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and the Polk County Pharmacists Association, and Central Iowa Honor Flight coordinator.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1956 in Clarion. Raised in Eagle Grove and resides in Urbandale.

Family Members

Wife, Cindy; one son, one daughter, and three grandchildren.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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