Eric Giddens is serving his first term in the Iowa State Senate. He was elected in a special election in March 2019 to represent Senate District 30, which includes portions of Waterloo and the cities of Hudson and Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County.
Senator Giddens is ranking member on the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the State Government, Veterans Affairs and Ways & Means committees.
Giddens is program manager for the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa. He previously served on the Cedar Falls Board of Education.
Giddens is also involved in the Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lecture Series Planning Committee, Imagining America Steering Committee, Dry Run Creek Advisory Board, Cedar Falls Food Co-op’s Investment Campaign Committee, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s Scholarship Selection Committee, and Cedar Valley Activate.
Eric and his wife, Kendra Wohlert, a former teacher in the Cedar Falls School District, live in Cedar Falls with their son, Henry, is an eighth-grader at Peet Junior High.