Iowa State Representative Daniel Lundby was born and raised in Marion and a fifth generation Iowan. His mother, Mary Lundby, served Iowa in the House of Representatives and State Senate from 1987-2009. His father, Michael, worked at Quaker Oats and recently retired. Daniel’s experience in politics started at a young age while working side-by-side on his mother’s political campaigns and continued working towards her successful elections over the next twenty years. She taught him both as a mother and a legislator that listening to the voters in the district, protecting their rights, and working in a bipartisan effort to protect the important qualities that makes Iowa great. This is what made her a successful public servant respected by everyone. Daniel’s first term in the Iowa Legislature is filled with examples of that same independent bi-partisan approach that the citizens of Marion, Ely & Bertram expect.
Daniel attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary in Marion and Regis High School in Cedar Rapids, then earned his AA degree from Kirkwood Community College and continuing his education at Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 2003. Additionally, Daniel continued his graduate education at Iowa State University, obtaining his Master’s degree in December 2011. While at Iowa State, Daniel studied the impact of small businesses on local communities by participating in a main street revival program in Grinnell where he designed and renovated a vacant space into a retail Co-op to attract new businesses to the small community. As a student, Daniel represented Iowa State and traveled to Montreal and Philadelphia for educational conferences, where he presented several examples of his work, earning top honors.
Daniel’s work in the legislature has resulted in many successful initiatives including, commercial property tax reform to benefit local small businesses, fighting for mental health and development disability reform and funding. With Daniel’s bi-partisan support and work on these issues, some of our most vulnerable citizens were safeguarded. Additionally, Daniel was instrumental in working on education funding and reform for K-12, and higher education tuition reform to attract former citizens back to the state and to keep tuition growth stable and affordable so that all Iowa kids have a chance to realize their full potential. Daniel served on the Iowa Flood Mitigation Board, whose work resulted in over $264,000,000 being awarded to Linn County for future flood protection on the Cedar River. Daniel serves on the Appropriations, Local Government, Natural Resources, Environmental Protection, Sub-Appropriations committees.
House District 68 includes Marion, Bertram, Ely