Senate President Pro Tempore,
District 24

Phone: (515) 432-7327


Committees: Ethics (Vice Chair), Education, Legislative Council, Natural Resources & Environment, Rules & Administration, Ways & Means

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Senator Jerry Behn was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 1996 after serving as a Boone County Supervisor from 1995-1996.

Growing Iowa’s economy has been an important part of Senator Behn’s work in the Senate. He continues to focus on initiatives to help create jobs and attract more businesses to the state.

Senator Behn graduated from United Community High School and has been farming for 47 years.  He is a member of Farm Bureau, Iowa Soybean Association, the NRA, and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

Senator Behn and his wife, Dennise, live on a farm outside of Boone. They have two daughters and two sons, and are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren.