State Senator, District 10

Phone: 712-256-1199


Committees: Ways and Means (Chair), Commerce, Judiciary, State Government, Veterans Affairs

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Senator Dan Dawson, an Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, is the third generation from his family to reside and work in Council Bluffs. He and his wife, Chrystal, have two children: Alex and Madelyn.

Senator Dawson graduated from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration. He currently serves in the Iowa Army National Guard, where he earned his current rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four. He has honorably served his country for the past 24 years, mobilizing four times with deployments to Kosovo, Iraq, and twice to Afghanistan.

Senator Dawson is currently a special agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, where he works in the Major Crimes Unit. He is a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church of Council Bluffs, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.