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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 three young daughters, Addisyn, Olympia, Selwyn, and their son Canon.Together, Kelly and Zach own and operate a small business serving the community.
As State Senator, Zach Nunn is honored to serve in the Iowa Senate, leading the passage of the nation’s most impactful and conservative legislation in a generation (including Largest Tax Cuts in history, 2nd Amendment Rights, Protecting Life, and Growing Iowa’s Economy) Prior to his Senate election, Zach was elected House Majority Whip, and Chair of the Judiciary Committee, delivering “Back the Blue” bills, justice reform, prison work programs, and fought against human trafficking across Iowa.
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. Zach went on to be elected to the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives.
Still serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Air National Guard, 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.
Today, Zach and his wife Kelly own and operate a small-business focused on marketing and design in Bondurant, Iowa. He jointly serves Iowa as a Senator, military commander, and independent consultant working on projects for financial institutions, universities, and military industry partners nationwide.