Bearinger is currently serving his first term in the Iowa House. He serves on the Agriculture, Appropriations, and Economic Growth Committees and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Subcommittee
Bearinger has been an Oelwein resident for over 20 years and currently teaches biology and agriculture at Jesup High School, while also serving as the FFA advisor. Previously, Bearinger served on the Oelwein City Council and was the ISU Extension Director in Buchannan County.
He and his wife, Eileen, who works at Fidelity Bank in Oelwein, have one son, Kurt at Iowa State University and one daughter, Rachel who is a senior at Oelwein High School. Bruce and Eileen attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they are song leaders.