Senator Tod Bowman of Maquoketa was elected in 2010 to the Iowa Senate. He represents Jackson County and much of Dubuque and Jones counties.
Senator Bowman is ranking member of the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Education, State Government and Veterans Affairs committees, as well as the Transportation & Infrastructure Budget.
Tod has been an educator for the past 25 years, serving the past 21 years in the Maquoketa Community School District. He teaches Political Science and Psychology at Maquoketa High School and at Clinton Community College. Tod was a long time head wrestling coach at Maquoketa High School prior to the Senate.
Tod has led students in many different capacities as Model UN Director at Maquoketa Schools, a Close-Up Advisor, and Service Learning Coordinator. He also has served on the Iowa Core Leadership Team for Maquoketa Schools, and recently was appointed to the executive board for the National Center for Learning & Civic Engagement.
After graduating from Maquoketa High School in 1983, Tod received a BA in Social Sciences and Education from Luther College. He earned his MA in Education from Western Illinois University. In addition to his duties as a teacher and coach, Tod is active in other areas at the Maquoketa Schools, Kiwanis, Eagles Club, and was a Little League coach, and currently serves as the Youth Advisory Council (SICAV) liaison.
Tod has been married to his wife Renee for 23 years, and they have three children: Beau (20), Levi (17) and Addie (14). They are active members of First Lutheran Church of Maquoketa.