Senator Jeff Taylor View All Years
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.
Wife, Shirley; one daughter and one son.