Senate President Pro Tempore, District 22

Phone: (515) 276-2025


Committees: Judiciary (Chair), Education, Rules and Administration, Ways and Means

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Senator Brad Zaun was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2004. Before serving in the Iowa Senate, Senator Zaun was the mayor of Urbandale, and owner and operator of Zaun’s Trustworthy Hardware. He is currently Director of Sales at Master Dowel in Ankeny.

Senator Zaun gives back to his community by serving on various boards and commissions. He is a past board member of the Greater Dallas County Development Alliance, the Greater Des Moines Animal Rescue League, Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association and a current member of the Urbandale Breakfast Lions Club to name a few.

Senator Zaun finds time for his biking hobby, his family, and enjoys time with the love of his life, Dede. He and Dede live in Urbandale and have five children, Zac, Bailey (Husband: Ryan), Drew (Wife: Taylor), Greyson and Devon, and one grandson, Cooper.

Employment Highlights: Owner of Zaun’s Trustworthy Hardware (1988-2005), Vice President R&R Realty (2005-2012), Director of Sales & Marketing Grapnel Tech Services (2012-2020) Director of Sales Master Dowel (2014-Current)

Civic/Professional Organizations: Past State of Iowa Child Support Advisory Board, Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates board member, Past Generation Iowa Commission member, Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center board member

Elected Offices Held: Mayor of Urbandale (1988-2004), Urbandale City Council (1996-1998) Iowa Senate (2005-Current)

Honors: 1994 nominee for the Iowa/Nebraska Entrepreneur of the Year, 2001, 40 Under 40 Award recipient, inducted into the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 2004, 2021 Hoover Presidential Foundation Uncommon Public Service Award

Education: Grandview College, Ellsworth Community College