Nathan Wrage was born in 1963, and grew up on the family farm north of Gladbrook, Iowa. He attended Gladbrook Community School, graduating in 1982, and attended Iowa State University. Nathan worked for 23 years at Lennox Industries. During that time, he was a member and president of the Lennox Employees Recreation Association, a UAW member, shop steward, and CAP committee member and secretary. In 2009, Nathan took employment with the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District as a middle school custodian.
Nathan married his wife, Jennifer, in 1990. She is a teacher at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Middle School They have two children. Angela is a freshman Presidential Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa, pursuing majors in Biology and Chemistry, with a Music minor. Angela is also the reigning Tama County Fair Queen. Tyler is a sophomore at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, and is active in vocal and instrumental music, drama, and golf.
Nathan has had a lifetime interest in the outdoors and conservation. He is a member of the Grundy-Tama Izaak Walton League, and is currently Treasurer and Membership Director. He is also a member and past chairman of the Tama County Conservation Board. His outdoor interests include hunting, fishing, trapping, target shooting, canoeing, and gardening. His indoor interests include reading and crossword puzzles.
As a lifelong resident of the area, Nathan has the life experiences necessary to understand and resolve the issues that confront us, and looks forward to finding solutions that will improve the quality of life for all Iowans.