Zach Wahls

Senator | Coralville, IA

Zach Wahls is an Iowa Senator from Coralville and represents Senate District 37, which includes Coralville, western Iowa City, Solon in Johnson County, all of Cedar County, and the City of Wilton in Muscatine County. Senator Wahls was elected Iowa Senate Democratic Leader by his Democratic colleagues in November 2020. He serves on the committees on Agriculture, Commerce, and Rules and Administration (Ranking Member).

Prior to his election, Zach worked primarily as an advocate in the LGBTQ civil rights movement following his 2011 testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in defense of marriage equality and his “two mom” family. Outside of the Legislature, Zach serves as the Vice President for Community Investment and Development at GreenState Credit Union, Iowa’s largest financial cooperative. He also owns and operates a small business with his sister, selling custom-made playing cards, and he is a co-owner of his family tree farm in northeast Iowa. Zach completed his Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs in 2018 and his Bachelors from the University of Iowa in 2014. He married his wife, Dr. Chloe Angyal, in 2021, and they live with their dog, Zelda, in Coralville.