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Dan DawsonREPRepublican State Senator, District 8
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Dan Dawson (born 1978) is the Iowa State Senator from the 8th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa Senate since being elected in 2016. He is an investigation agent of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and served in the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and currently resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa with his wife Chrystal and his two kids.As of February 2021, Dawson serves on the following committees: Ways & Means (Chair), Judiciary, State Government, and Veterans Affairs. He also serves on the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the Criminal Justice Information System Advisory Committee, and the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision State Council.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Abraham Lincoln High School
Bellevue University
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Senator
Iowa State Senate
2017 - Current
Chief Warrant Officer
United States Army Reserves
Current
Special Agent
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Major Crimes Unit
Current
Former Law Enforcement Officer
Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office
Officer
Council Bluffs Police Department
Served
Iowa National Guard
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Member
Knights of Columbus
Current
Member
American Legion
Current
Member
Saint Patrick's Catholic Church of Council Bluffs
Current
Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Current
Former Director
State Police Union
Former Chair
Veterans Affairs Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Commerce Committee, Iowa State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Justice System Appropriations, Iowa State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Judiciary Committee, Iowa State Senate