NORWALK, Iowa – On Wednesday, State Rep. Stan Gustafson, R-Norwalk, announced his plan to retire from the Iowa House after serving out his current term through December 2024.
Gustafson is serving his sixth term in the Iowa House and is Vice-Chair of the Ethics committee. He also serves on the Local Government, Veterans Affairs, and Judiciary committees. Gustafson was first elected January 7, 2014 in a special election for Iowa House District 25 (Madison and part of Warren County) and currently represents Iowa House District 22 in Warren County.
“I served my country in the United States Marine Corps and then my community in the Iowa House,” Gustafson said. “I have enjoyed each chapter of service, but it is now time to embrace a peaceful retirement with my wife and our children and grandchildren. It has been a great experience serving in the Iowa House. I look forward to finishing my term with one last legislative session.”
Gustafson served in Vietnam from 1966-1967 with the Second Battalion, 1st Marines, as an Artillery Forward Observer, where he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. While still in active service, as a Fiscal Officer, Gustafson managed budgets in excess of $80 million. He finished his active-duty commitment honorably and participated in the Reserves for the next 23 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Gustafson enjoyed a long and successful career as an attorney focusing on International Law before joining the Iowa House in 2014.