The Giddens Family

The Giddens Family: Henry Giddens, Eric Giddens and Kendra Wohlert

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’ committee assignments include:

  • Transportation Committee (ranking member)
  • Education Committee
  • State Government Committee
  • Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Ways & Means Committee

Eric is a 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.

He also is 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, a student at Cedar Fall High School.