Tribute to Iowa Representative Stan Gustafsonby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2014-01-14
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Iowa's newest State
Representative, Stan Gustafson, following his resounding electoral
victory on January 7th. Representative Gustafson will represent Iowa
House District 25, which includes Madison and Warren Counties, for the
remainder of the 85th General Assembly.
Stan's election to the Iowa House of Representatives is a great benefit for our State and yet another example of his lifetime commitment to service. Originally from California, Mr. Gustafson attended the University of California at Berkeley and obtained a bachelor's degree in finance while participating in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Upon graduation, Stan received his Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and began a 23-year military career. Stan's patriotic service to our nation placed him in the thick of the Vietnam War where he served as a Forward Artillery Observer. Once his overseas tour had concluded, Stan returned home to attend law school and continue his contribution to our nation as a military reservist for more than two decades. Stan would ultimately retire as a Lieutenant Colonel and remains a staunch advocate for our men and women in uniform. Today, Stan and his wife Betty, a Dallas County native, reside in Cumming and stay busy as active community participants and loving grandparents.
Mr. Speaker, the selflessness and leadership Mr. Gustafson has shown throughout his entire life and career is nothing short of remarkable. At home and abroad, Stan has consistently stepped up to serve his neighbors and his nation. I can attest that he has been, and will continue to be, a true asset to supporting a thriving democracy in our great State. It is a great honor to represent Stan, Betty, and all of Iowa House District 25 in the United States Congress and I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Stan for his efforts. I wish Representative Gustafson nothing but the best as he continues his work to help our State and preserve our freedoms.