GOP: Meet Our Members – Greg Forristall

August 24, 2015

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Representative Greg Forristall is currently serving his fifth term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 22nd District, which includes Macedonia and Avoca.

Rep. Forristall is the Chairman of the Labor committee, and also serves on the Education Human Resources, and Ways & Means committees.

Greg grew up on the family farm near Macedonia, and after graduation from Carson-Macedonia High School, he went on to earn bachelor and master degrees in music at the University of Iowa.

Greg currently resides in Macedonia with his wife, Carol, who taught music in Iowa public schools for thirty-five years. Greg farmed for 25 years and also worked in the financial services and information technology industries.

Greg has been active in the community with organizations such as the Council Bluffs Sister Cities, Farm Bureau, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the Iowa Western Community College Board. He has been a member of the United States Grain Council and has served on the Iowa State Board of Education and the Iowa Community College Council. Greg is a founding and continuing member of the Grist Mill Fine Arts Council.

Greg chairs the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council and is on the executive committee of the Midwest Higher Education Compact.  He also represents Iowa in national meetings of the Lumina Foundation and the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

To contact Greg, you can email him at


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