Iowa House District 19
Gregg Gustafson was raised on a farm in Northwest Iowa where he learned the value of hard work, a good education and caring about others. It started when his grandfather immigrated to Northwest Iowa from Sweden at the age of 16. He started farming and eventually became a seed salesman where Gregg would travel with him and they would talk about the land, caring for your family and neighbors, what it meant to be a Democrat and why Iowa is so special.
After graduating high school, Gregg attended Iowa State University where he earned a degree in Agronomy. He also met his wife, Peg Armstrong-Gustafson, an Iowa native. They've have been married for 35 years and have a daughter, Alexandra.
Gregg's entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his own company, which recycled garbage and reclaimed paper and cubed it as an alternative energy source to coal. His passion for finance and economics led me to become a financial planner which later led Gregg to earn a MBA degree from Drake University and studying international finance at City University in London, England. This work experience and education prepared me to start his current business, which owns and manages commercial housing in the Des Moines area. While working and raising his family, Gregg serves his community. He's volunteered and served in leadership roles at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, Special Olympics Iowa, Variety Club -The Children’s Charity, Port of Entry for recovering alcoholics and addicts, Planned Parenthood of Iowa, Greater Des Moines Cyclone Club and Iowa State University Foundation Board of Governors.