Wally Horn

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Wally Horn
Iowa State Senate District 35
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2019
Years in position 32
Assistant Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate
Majority Leader, Iowa State House of Representatives
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sTruman State University, 1958
Master'sTruman State University, 1962
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1953-1955
Date of birthNovember 28, 1933
Place of birthBloomfield, IA
Office website
Personal website
Wally Horn (b. November 28, 1933) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Horn served as Assistant Majority Leader from 2013 to 2014.


Horn earned his B.S. and M.A. from Northeastern Missouri State Teachers College in 1958 and 1962, respectively. His professional experience includes working as a Facilitator for the Cedar Rapids Community School and Teacher/Coach of Jefferson High School District Information Office. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Horn served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Ethics, Chair
State Government
Veterans Affairs, Chair


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Horn served on the following committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Horn served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Horn served on these committees:



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Wally E. Horn defeated Lance Lefebure in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 35 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWally Horn Incumbent 64.9% 1,644
Lance Lefebure 35.1% 891
Total Votes 2,535


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Horn won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition. He received 13,842 votes.

Horn had no opposition in the Democratic primary election on June 8th.[4]

Iowa State Senate, District 17 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Wally Horn (D) 13,842 100%


On November 7, 2006, Horn was re-elected to the 17th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate with no opposition.[5] He raised $15,332 for his campaign.[6]

Iowa State Senate, District 17 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWally Horn (D) 15,332

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Horn was up for re-election, he collected $21,524 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006 Horn collected $24,225 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Aycox, Rod $3,750
Forward Together PAC $2,000
Iowa State Bar Association $1,700
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $1,500


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[9]

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Horn has a wife, Phyllis Peterson.

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