Gary Worthan >> Biography (House District 11)
5647 105th Avenue
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
Home: (712) 732.6340
Gary Worthan is serving his sixth term in the Iowa House after first being elected in 2006.
Gary was born in Storm Lake in 1954 and grew up in Truesdale which is just north of Storm Lake. He graduated from Albert City/Truesdale High School.
Gary has served in various capacities within the Farm Bureau, and has an Associate’s Degree in Farm Operations from Iowa State University. He is a 4th generation family farmer. His Great-Grandfather purchased the land that he farms in 1878 from the railroad.
Gary and his wife, Jan, have been married over 40 years and have three sons and six grandsons. Ryan is on assignment in the Pentagon, has been on five combat deployments and has been awarded three Bronze Stars and one Silver Star. Gabe works on the farm and manages the family trucking business with Gary. Shannon is currently stationed in Europe with the 173rd Airborne and has served on four combat deployments. He was awarded the Bronze Star during his last deployment in Iraq.
Gary and Jan started a military family support group several years ago when their oldest son was first deployed. The group had as many as 40 members who met regularly.