Meet Our Members – Tedd Gassman


Representative Tedd Gassman just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 7th District, which includes Estherville, Forest City and Lake Mills.

Rep. Gassman is the Vice Chairman of the Education committee, and also serves on the Environmental Protection, Labor, and Local Government committees, as well as the Administration & Regulation budget subcommittee.

Born on March 6th 1943 in Valentine Nebraska, Tedd grew up in Todd County, South Dakota and graduated from Todd County High School in 1961. Graduated from Southern State Teachers College in Springfield, South Dakota with a B.S.E. with a major in math and a minor in physics in 1965.

Tedd taught school until 1975 and has been in business for himself since that time. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Joell and they have three grown children.

To contact Tedd, you can email him at