Ben Westphal of rural Marshall County announced today that he will for run state representative in District 72, which covers Tama County and part of Marshall County.  Westphal works at the Iowa Veterans Home and grew up in Marshall County.

Westphal graduated from West Marshall High School and attended Marshalltown Community College.  His dad was in the US Army and Army Reserves for 30 years. He is an AFSCME member at the Iowa Veterans Home.

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.