Senator Jeff Taylor View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 89 (2021) - 90 (2023)
Home County: Sioux
Jeff Taylor
Sioux County


Serving first term in Senate.


Professor of political science, Dordt University; former political analyst, KCAU-TV; former assistant professor of political science, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama; assistant professor of political science, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois; instructor of political science and librarian, Rochester Community & Technical College and University Center, Rochester, Minnesota.


Graduated from Spencer High School. Received B.A., political science and history, Northwestern College; M.A. in library and information science, University of Iowa; and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Memberships and Activities

Author of several scholarly books including: Where Did the Party Go?: William Jennings Bryan, Hubert Humphrey, and the Jeffersonian Legacy (University of Missouri Press, 2006); Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism (Lexington Books, 2013); and The Political World of Bob Dylan: Freedom and Justice, Power and Sin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Represented Iowa as a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1961 in Spencer. Raised in Spencer and resides in Sioux Center.

Family Members

Wife, Shirley; one daughter and one son.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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