Posts tagged: House District 55

Freshman Profile – Darrel Branhagen

Branhagen headshotRepresentative-elect Darrel Branhagen, of Decorah, was elected to serve House District 55 this past election.  The district consists of parts of Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek Counties.  Decorah, Elkader, and West Union make up the major population centers in the district.

Darrel grew up in Decorah where he graduated from Decorah High School, and then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin.  He also earned his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines.

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Candidate Profile: Darrel Branhagen

Branhagen headshotDarrel Branhagen, of Decorah, is seeking his first term in the Iowa House.  He is running to represent House District 55 which includes parts of Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek Counties.

Darrel grew up in Decorah where he graduated from Decorah High School, and then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin.  He also earned his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines.

After graduation, Darrel joined the Army and served in Panama, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.  In Afghanistan, he was Chief Coalition Military Advisor to the Afghanistan government.  He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Badge.  He served in the Army for 30 years, retiring as a Colonel.

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