About Senator Schoenjahn

Brian Schoenjahn was elected in 2012 to his third term in the Iowa Senate. He represents Bremer, Buchanan, southern Fayette and northern Black Hawk counties.

Senator Schoenjahn is chair of the Education Budget Subcommittee, vice-chair of the Education Committee and vice-chair of the Government Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations, Commerce, Local Government, and Natural Resources & Environment committees.

Brian is a volunteer EMT with the Arlington Fire Department and Ambulance Service, is a licensed pilot and is a Iowa High School football official.

He was mayor of Arlington, Iowa, from 1977-2004 and taught in the Starmont Community Schools from 1972-2005. He has also served on the Oelwein Covenant/Mercy Hospital Board of Directors.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in social science and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Northern Iowa.

He and his wife, Barbara, have one daughter, Ashley. Barb teaches elementary physical education in the Starmont Community Schools. The family attends Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein.