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Meet the Candidate: Dave Grussing HD 7

July 24, 2014 8:02 am by: Category: Candidates 2014, Recent News 2 Comments A+ / A-

HD 07 Grussing HeadshotDave Grussing is a retired police officer and Army Veteran. Growing up in Northern Iowa, he is a 1973 graduate of Armstrong Community High School. He earned his Political Science degree from Iowa Lakes Community College and holds a BS in History from Iowa State University.

Grussing is a 24 year police officer, serving on the Estherville Police Department from 1978-1980 before being a full-time officer in the United States Army. Grussing was mobilized twice, first as Provost Marshal, 89th Regional Readiness Command, 2004-2005 and then as Battalion Commander of the 387th CONUS Replacement Center from 2005-2008. He retired from the US Army Reserve in 2009.

After his retirement, Grussing used his post-911 GI Bill benefits to obtain degrees in accounting and paralegal studies from Iowa Lakes Community College.

In addition to his service, Grussing served five years on the Armstrong City Council, is a member of the Emmet County Community Foundation, Armstrong Betterment Club and the Armstrong Heritage Museum. He served for two years as the President of the Armstrong/Ringsted Music Boosters and was a Treasurer of First Presbyterian Church in Armstrong. He is also a life member of the VFW.

Dave and his wife, Sherry, have two sons. Sherry is employed as the Marketing Coordinator at Valley Vue Care Center and Spring Creek Independent & Assisted Living Center in Armstrong, IA. Oldest son Matthew graduated from Iowa State in 2013 with a degree in Civil Engineering and is currently serving as a 2LT in the U.S. Army at Fort Stewart, GA. Christopher is an 8th grader at North Union Middle School in Swea City, IA.

House District 7 includes Algona, Armstrong, Buffalo Center, Estherville, Forest City, Lake Mills, Ringsted, Swea City, Thompson,

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Comments (2)

  • Dr. Arthur Frederick Ide

    Having taught at Iowa Lakes Community College, it is exciting to see a seasoned veteran of the Army and Army Reserve continuing his work in serving the people of House District 7. His experience on the Armstrong City Council, is a member of the Emmet County Community Foundation, Armstrong Betterment Club and the Armstrong Heritage Museum, shows his exemplary dedication to the community in which he lives. Dave Grussing will make a fine addition to the Iowa State House and bring to it a new world of sanity working for all the people and not just a vested few.

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