Representative Bruce Hunter

House District 34

Des Moines

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Bruce Hunter is serving his 10th term in the Iowa House. He serves as Ranking Member of the Labor Committee. He also serves on the Local Government, State Government, Veterans Affairs, and Administration and Regulation Budget Appropriation.

Bruce Hunter was born to Norm and Iris Hunter on June 22, 1955, in Alma, WI. After growing up in Wisconsin and Minnesota, he graduated from Ellendale High School in Ellendale, MN. After high school, Bruce attended Winona State University for two years and Saint Cloud State University for one year. In 1990, he married Betty Brim-Hunter. Betty recently retired as the State Political Director for AFL-CIO.

Rep. Hunter worked for Iowa Student Loans for two years and Citi Group for eight years. In addition, he has been very active in community groups throughout his life. As a past president for the Davenport Jaycees and district director of the Iowa Jaycees.  A volunteer and advocate for Animal Lifeline and LifeSurve Blood Center.

Bruce sees education, protecting workers’ rights, COVID-19 protocols, and health care as the most critical issues facing Iowa. Through comprehensive legislation, he works to create good-paying jobs with benefits that will keep young people in Iowa, restore Iowa’s schools as the best in the nation, and that all Iowans get the medical care and treatment they need.

Bruce feels his strength lies in his ability to listen to the needs of the people in House District 34 and then put those concerns to work at the Capitol.