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Zach Nunn is a congressman, proud combat veteran, husband, father of six, and lifelong Iowan.
Zach Nunn knows Iowa’s strength comes from putting our communities first. His public service is a proven record of delivering for Iowans with hard work and innovative solutions. As a combat aviator with the US Air Force, Zach is a fighter for America.
Zach will never stop fighting for Iowans’ individual liberties, fiscal discipline, and limited government.
Zach is a trusted conservative leader helping pioneer Iowa as a model for national success. The eldest grandson of the family’s century farm, Zach and his family are sixth generation Iowans. The son of a teacher and nurse, the family built a life based on faith, working hard for what you earn, and helping others.
Zach is a grateful husband and devoted father. He and his wife, Kelly (also a native Iowan) are raising six children including Addisyn, Olympia, Selwyn, and Canon, along with their newly adopted daughters, Alyia and Jayna.
Zach graduated from Southeast Polk and Drake University. He holds advanced degrees in international security from Cambridge University, cybersecurity from Air Command & Staff College, and Strategy and Technology Innovation from Air War College.
As a combat aviator in the United States Air Force, Zach deployed three times to the Middle East after 9/11. Flying over 700 combat hours, Zach received numerous Defense decorations for saving US Forces ambushed by Taliban insurgents, executing special operations, and leading COVID-19 recovery efforts with the Iowa Air National Guard.
Zach served on the White House’s National Security Council combating cyber-attacks from Iran and Russia, and later commanded expeditionary forces under the Trump administration.
Still serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve, he served as Squadron Commander and continues to amass combat tours as the airborne intelligence officer aboard reconnaissance aircraft. Zach received the prestigious General O’Malley “Best in the Air Force” Award for life-saving support to Special Operations Forces combating a stronghold of 2,000 insurgents attacking US troops.
Following his military service, Zach was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives and later the Iowa Senate. In 2022, Nunn defeated incumbent Congresswoman Cindy Axne by just over 2,000 votes, delivering an Iowa congressional delegation composed of all Republicans for the first time since the 1950s.
Today, Zach Nunn serves Iowa’s Third District in Congress. Building on his service in the military, he’s passed legislation to rein in skyrocketing inflation, restore American energy independence, and strengthen national security. As someone who grew up helping on an Iowa Century Farm, Zach immediately got to work holding the Biden Administration accountable for years of high gas prices and fighting for renewable fuels that save Iowans money while supporting farmers that feed and fuel the world.