State Senator, District 1

Address: P.O. Box 385, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 

Phone: 515-281-3371

Email: zach.whiting@legis.iowa.gov

Committees: Labor & Business Relations (Vice Chair), Administrative Rules Review, Government Oversight, Judiciary, State Government, Transportation

Subcommittee: Administration & Regulation Appropriations


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A native of Spirit Lake, Senator Zach Whiting is a fifth-generation Northwest Iowan whose family has deep roots in agriculture, education, and community and public service. He has been married to his wife, Juliana, for six years, and they have two children. Senator Whiting is a licensed Iowa attorney and is currently on a leave of absence as a policy advisor to Congressman Steve King.

Previously, Senator Whiting served as a legislative assistant in the Washington, D.C. office for Congressman King, handling a diverse portfolio of issues including judiciary, immigration, environment, transportation, telecommunications, and health care. 

Senator Whiting graduated from Spirit Lake High School in May 2006.  After graduation he accepted a scholarship to attend Stetson University.  He graduated from Stetson in May 2010, summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

He graduated from the Regent University School of Law in May 2014 with a Juris Doctor degree. During law school, he worked as a law clerk at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  He served as articles editor of a law review and had a constitutional law article published in a faith-based law journal. He was also a Renoud Family Constitutional Law Scholar and a member of the Law School Honor Council.

Senator Whiting is proud to live, work, and raise his family in Northwest Iowa.