Meet Our Members – Dean Fisher


Representative Dean Fisher just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 72nd District, which includes Tama and Toledo.

Rep. Fisher is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources committee, and also serves on the Appropriations and Public Safety committees, as well as the Education Appropriation budget subcommittee.

Dean is a fifth-generation Iowa farmer and owns and operates a Heritage Farm that has been in his family since 1852. Dean was raised in Tama County and upon graduation from South Tama High School in 1975, Dean went on to receive a Bacehlor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology at the DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago.

After a successful career in the electronics industry, Dean realized his dream of returning to the family farm in 2004 and he joined his brother, Brad, in managing a 120-head herd of beef cows. The Fisher’s retired from active farming in 2014 and now rent out their land to neighboring farmers. Dean still works to maintain the farm property.

Over the last seven years, Dean has served as a Precinct Election Chairman, been elected twice to serve as Township Clerk, was elected as the Tama County Republican Party county Chairman and was appointed to the Tama County Pioneer Cemetery Association.

Dean was married in July 2016 to his wife Vicki, and the couple live on his Heritage Farm in Tama County.

To contact Dean, you can email him at