State Senator, District 13

Phone: (515) 971-0883


Committees: Judiciary (Vice Chair), Administrative Rules Review, Appropriations, Human Resources, Local Government

Subcommittee: Justice System Appropriations (Chair)

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Senator Julian Garrett is a retired attorney and farmer in the southern part of Warren County, where he lives with his wife, Nancy. They have three sons who have graduated with engineering degrees from Iowa State University.

Senator Garrett grew up on a Marion County farm where he learned about hard work and personal responsibility. He has raised purebred Charolais cattle for many years and is a long time Farm Bureau member. Senator Garrett is a member of the Lutheran Church.

He graduated from Central College in Pella and the University of Iowa Law School. Senator Garrett is a life-long Republican and has been a member of the Warren County Republican Central Committee for more than 40 years. He twice served as Ronald Reagan’s campaign chairman in the former 5th Congressional District.

Always willing to give his time to our young people, Senator Garrett was a volunteer Little League and soccer coach for more than 12 years. He served on the Indianola Little League Board of Directors for many years, and directed the County Little League post-season tournament for Warren and surrounding counties for several years. In addition, he coached Middle School Mock Trial teams, two of which reached the State Tournament.

Senator Garrett served 12 years as Iowa’s Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Consumer Protection when that office was first established. During that time, he fought to rid the market place of con-men and frauds. He worked with the Legislature promoting legislation to fight frauds and swindles. It was widely acknowledged the office was well run and the public was well served.

Senator Garrett was elected to the Iowa House in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012. He was elected to the Iowa Senate in a special election on November 19, 2013 and re-elected in 2014. Senator Garrett was re-elected for his second term in 2018. Weekly newsletters and town-hall meetings around Senate District 13 have been a significant part of his service, in addition to the annual legislative sessions.