Ross Paustian

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Ross Paustian
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 84 district
In office
January 11, 2011 – January 13, 2013
Succeeded byFrank Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's 92 district
Assumed office
January 12, 2015
Preceded byFrank Wood
Personal details
Born (1956-03-03) March 3, 1956 (age 63)
Davenport, Iowa
Spouse(s)Carol Paustian
Children2
Alma materSouth Dakota State University
OccupationFarmer, politician

Ross Paustian (born March 3, 1956) is an American politician and a farmer from Iowa. Paustian is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives for District 92 since 2015.

Early life[edit]

On March 3, 1956, Paustian was born in Davenport, Iowa.[1] Paustian's brother is Kent Paustian.[2]

Education[edit]

In 1978, Paustian earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University.[1]

Career[edit]

Paustian is a crop and livestock farmer.[3]

On November 2, 2010, Paustian won the election and became a Republican member of Iowa House of Representatives for District 84. Paustian defeated Sheri L. Carnahan.[1][4][5]

On November 6, 2012 Paustian was defeated by Frank D. Wood and lost his seat for District 92 with 47.6% of the votes.[5]

On November 4, 2014, Paustian won the election and became a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives for District 92. Paustian defeated incumbent Frank D. Wood.[1][3][6] On November 8, 2016, as an incumbent, Paustian won the election and continued serving District 92. Paustian defeated Ken Krumwiede with 56.13% of the votes.[5] On November 6, 2018, as an incumbent, Paustian won the election and continued serving District 92. Paustian defeated Jean Simpson and other write-in with 52.5% of the votes.[5]

Paustian is the chairman of the Agriculture Committee.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • 2015 Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award. Presented to the Paustian family by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. (August 5, 2015).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Paustian's wife is Carol. They have two children, Jennifer and Thomas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Representative Ross Paustian's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Walcott hog farmers receive Wergin Good Neighbor Award". farms.com. August 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ross Paustian's Biography". iowahouserepublicans.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ross C. Paustian". legis.iowa.gov. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Ross C. Paustian". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Krumwiede seeks to run against Paustian". qctimes.com. February 17, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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