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Wally Horn

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Wally Horn
Iowa State Senate District 35
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 12
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 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 and serving as Assistant Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives in 1992.

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


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Ethics, Chair
Labor and Business Relations, Chair
State Government
Veterans Affairs


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, 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.[1]

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. [2] He raised $15,332 for his campaign. [3]

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

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Horn was up for re-election, he collected $21,524 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Hawaii State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wally Horn's campaign in 2010
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,000
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association$1,750
Iowa Dental Association$1,500
Iowa Society Of Anesthesiologists$1,000
Archer Daniels Midland$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $21,524


In 2006 Horn collected $24,225 in donations.[5]

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


Horn has a wife, Phyllis Peterson.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Whitver (R)
Iowa State Senate District 35
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tom Flynn
Iowa State Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Jack Hatch (D)