Tony Bisignano was re-elected to the Iowa Senate from District 15 in 2022. Tony is serving his third consecutive term representing south-central Des Moines in Polk County.
In the 1980s and ‘90s, Tony served three terms in the Iowa House and a single term in the Iowa Senate, where he was named Senate President Pro Tem.
Tony has lived on the south side of Des Moines his whole life. He’s the son of an Italian immigrant and grew up in Des Moines’s Little Italy neighborhood. He first ran for elected office at age 24.
Tony began working for Polk County at 21 in environmental sanitation and restaurant inspection. He was a policy adviser and project manager for 17 years with Polk County, and then Human Resources director, retiring after 41 years. He served seven years as president of his local AFSCME union.
Tony and his wife, Kim, raised three children, Emily, Allison and Nick. After Nick died in a car accident as a teen, Tony started the Nick Bisignano Foundation to promote responsible choices among young people. Tony is active in the SouthSide Cares charitable organization, Best Buddies of Iowa and Special Olympics.
Tony serves on the following committees:
- Agriculture (Ranking Member)
- State Government (Ranking Member)
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