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Spotlight: Iowa AG-Elect Brenna Bird

Campaign Goals Include:

  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. This work will include the formation of a Cold Case Unit to work alongside law enforcement to address unsolved crimes.
  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 will be sworn in as the 34th Iowa Attorney General in January 2023. She has served as the Guthrie County Attorney since 2018. From 2010 – 2015 she worked as Gov. Terry Branstad’s legal counsel and prior to that she was U.S. Rep. Steve King’s counsel and chief of staff. Earlier in her career she worked in private practice.

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

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