Spotlight: Iowa AG Brenna Bird

Priorities since taking office:

  1. Protecting Iowans from fraudulent activity by investigating complaints, filing cases in the public interest, and educating Iowans on how to avoid scams.
  2. Creating a Special Victims Unit to prosecute crime and instituting an audit of victim services to ensure victims and their families receive the support they need.
  3. Working alongside the legislature and the governor’s office to ensure support of law enforcement; upholding the rule of law and the Constitution; and creating a justice system that protects Iowa’s communities.

Professional background: Brenna Bird was sworn in as the 34th Iowa Attorney General in January 2023. Prior to election, AG Bird served as the Guthrie County Attorney from 2018 to 2022, where she had been a prosecutor from 2016 to 2018. From 2010 to 2015, she worked as Governor Terry Branstad’s legal counsel, and prior to that she was U.S. Rep. Steve King’s counsel and chief of staff. She has also served as president of the Iowa County Attorney Association.

Education:  AG Bird earned a B.A. from Drake University and received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Personal: AG Bird lives on the family farm in rural Dexter with her husband Bob, an Iraq war veteran, and their son.