Jerry Behn not seeking re-election; his son will run for the seat

Chad Behn

State Senator Jerry Behn announced Jan. 24 he will  not run for re-election. Behn, a Republican, has served Iowa’s Senate District 24 for 23 years.

His son Chad Behn on Jan. 27 announced his intention to run for the seat.

“Living and farming in this area for many years, I know what rural communities have to offer and know what they need to grow,” said the younger Behn. “My goal in the Iowa Senate will be to fight for smaller government, job growth, and ensuring our communities have what they need to prosper and succeed.”

Chad grew up in the Boone area and attended Boone High School, graduating in 1996. He attended and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College, and then attended Presentation College in South Dakota, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Chad has served as a Boone County supervisor since 2016. He has been farming row crops fulltime for more than 18 years. He is a member of the Central Iowa Community Services mental health board, the Emergency Management Association Board, 911 board, and a member of the Farm Bureau. He currently lives in Boone and has two sons.

Senate District 24 covers Greene, Boone,  and Hamilton counties, plus some rural areas and small towns in Webster and Story counties.

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