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|Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 32nd district
January 10, 2005
|Preceded by||Jack Holveck|
|Alma mater||Ellsworth Community College|
|Occupation||Vice President - R&R Realty Marketing Group|
Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) is an Iowa State Senator from the 32nd District and the Republican nominee for Iowa's 3rd congressional district in 2010 general election. In the 3rd District Republican primary, he won with 42% of the vote in a crowded seven-candidate field to face the district's Democratic incumbent, Leonard Boswell.
Brad has served in the Iowa Senate since 2005. He is the former mayor of Urbandale, serving from 1998 to 2005 and a former city council member of Urbandale, serving from 1996 to 1998. He is former owner of Zaun's Hardware and Vice President of R&R Realty Marketing Group, and received his Bachelor's degree from Grandview College.
Zaun currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Judiciary committee; the Labor and Business Relations committee; the Rules and Administration committee; the Transportation committee; and the Ways and Means committee, where he is the ranking member. He also serves on the Justice Systems Appropriations committee.
Zaun won with 23,190 votes, running unopposed.
Zaun is challenging Democratic incumbent Leonard Boswell.
In 2001, Zaun was the subject of a police report filed by an ex-girlfriend who claimed that he was harassing her at her home. According to the report, Zaun pounded on her door and windows while "yell[ing] from outside calling her slut and other names." Zaun did not deny any of the claims in the police report, but noted that the incident would "not change his campaign" against Representative Boswell. 
- Zaun for Congress congressional campaign site
- Senator Brad Zaun official Iowa Legislature site
- Senator Brad Zaun official Iowa General Assembly site
- Senator Brad Zaun at Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
2005 – present