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Jerry Behn
Iowa State Senate District 24
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 18
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Supervisor, Boone County
Date of birthJanuary 31, 1954
Place of birthBoone County, IA
Office website
Jerry Behn (b. January 31, 1954) is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 24 since 1997 and currently serving as Assistant Minority Leader . Behn was County Supervisor for Boone County from 1995 to 1996.

Behn has received his high school diploma.

Behn is a farmer.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Behn has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Behn ran for re-election to Iowa State Senate District 24 in 2012. Behn ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Shelly Stotts in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Behn Incumbent 54.8% 17,035
     Democratic Shelly Stotts 45.2% 14,049
Total Votes 31,084


On November 4, 2008, Behn was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Albert Sorensen (D). [3] Behn raised $157,379 for his campaign, while Sorensen raised $22,667. [4]

Iowa State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Behn (R) 22,970
Albert Sorensen (D) 16,223

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Behn and his wife, Denise, have four children.

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