Richard Whitehead

Iowa House District 95

Contact Richard:
336 Harrison Dr
Center Point, IA 51503


Longtime area educator Richard Whitehead is running for State Representative in House District 95. This district includes parts of Linn County and parts of Buchanan County, including the communities of Center Point, Palo, Walker, Central City, Springville, Prairieburg, Mt. Vernon, and Lisbon.

Whitehead began his career in the Center Point-Urbana School District teaching social studies. He went on to become principal and superintendent over the course of his 32- year career in Center Point. Following his time at Center Point-Urbana, Richard went on to serve as superintendent of the College Community School District from 2003 to 2012. Whitehead has been an area leader in promoting early childhood education, STEM education, and personalized learning in schools.

Whitehead was born in Des Moines and spent his early years there. As a high school sophomore, his family moved to southwest Iowa where he graduated from Clarinda High School in 1967. He attended one year of community college before completing his BA degree at Simpson College, where he played football and married his high school sweetheart. He completed his MA and additional graduate work at the University of Northern Iowa.

Whitehead is reitred and lives in Center Point with his wife Donna, also a retired educator. Richard and Donna have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.

Iowa House District 95