Bob Dvorsky was elected to his seventh term in the Iowa Senate in 2014. He represents Cedar County, Coralville, western Iowa City and Solon in Johnson County, and the City of Wilton in Muscatine County. Before his serving in the Senate, he spent seven years as a State Representative in the Iowa House.
Senator Dvorsky is the ranking member on the Natural Resources Committee and on the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Education, Local Government and Rules & Administration committees. He previously served as chair of the Senate Appropriations committee for 12 years.
Over his career as a state legislator, Senator Dvorsky has been a leader at the Capitol, working for support for the University of Iowa and other Regents institutions. He also has worked diligently to make the Iowa Communications Network operational statewide and has shepherded legislation to strengthen and streamline prisons and community based corrections. In 2007, Bob was awarded the Arthur Neu Award for Exceptional Policy Development by the American Parole & Probation Association.
Bob served on the Coralville City Council for seven years, and currently is the president of the Board of Directors for the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County. He also serves on the Community Corrections Improvement Association Board.
Born in Burlington in 1948, Bob graduated from Iowa City’s University High School and earned his Bachelors of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Iowa. He is retired from the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, where he worked as a job developer and executive officer.
Bob lives in Coralville with his wife Sue. They have two daughters, Ann and Caroline.