Ben Westphal of rural Marshall County grew up in State Center and graduated from West Marshall High School and attended Marshalltown Community College. Ben has worked at the Iowa Veterans Home for the past 12 years and is an ASFSME member.
Westphal and his wife, Jennifer, live just outside of LeGrand on the Tama County/Marshall County border. Jennifer also works at the Iowa Veterans Home. They are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Westphal is an AFSCME steward, trustee and PEOPLE member. He was recently a negotiator on the Blue Collar bargaining unit.
House District 72 includes State Center, Melbourne, Le Grand, Gladbrook, Tama, Dysrat, Traer, Clutier, Toledo, La Porte City, Chelsea, Rhodes