On November 19, 2013, Julian Garrett won a special election to represent Senate District 13. He was re-elected on November 4, 2014, November 6, 2018 and November 8, 2022. He is serving his third full term in the Senate but he has served three years in the Iowa House, having been first elected in 2010. He Chairs the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee. He is Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee. He serves on the Appropriations, Human Resources and Education Committees . He was named 2011 Legislator of the Year by the Iowa Physician Assistant Society.
Julian has lived in Warren County for over 50 years. He is a farmer and retired attorney in the southern part of the county where he lives with his wife Nancy. Education is very important to the Garrett family. The three boys, Ryan and Jeff and Jonathan, have graduated with engineering degrees from Iowa State. Julian grew up on a farm where he learned about hard work and personal responsibility. He has raised purebred Charolais cattle for many years. He is a long time Farm Bureau member. Julian is a member of the Lutheran Church.
Julian is a graduate of Central College in Pella, and the University of Iowa Law School. He is a lifelong Republican and has been a member of the Warren County Republican Central Committee for about 40 years. He served as Ronald Reagan's Chairman in the old 5th Congressional District twice.
Julian greets President Ronald Reagan at the Winterset airport in 1984, as Senator Grassley and Governor Branstad look on.
Always willing to give his time to our young people, Julian was a volunteer Little League and soccer coach for more than 12 years. He served on the Indianola Little League Board of Directors for a number of years and directed the County Little League post-season tournament for Warren and surrounding counties for several years. In addition he coached Middle School Mock Trial teams, two of which reached the State Tournament.
Prior Government Experience
Julian has prior experience in State government. He served 12 years as Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Consumer Protection, when that office was first established. During that time he was fighting to rid the market place of con-men and frauds. He worked with the legislature promoting legislation to fight frauds and swindles.