State Sen. David Johnson of Ocheyedan has been certified by the Iowa Secretary of State to be on the ballot for the June 3 state primary election.
The Ocheyedan Republican is seeking his third term in the Iowa Senate. He represents Senate District 1, which comprises Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, Osceola and Palo Alto counties.
"The numerous northwest Iowans who helped put my name in nomination are deeply appreciated," Johnson said. "I will continue to focus first on completing our work this legislative session before hitting the campaign trail later this spring."
Johnson, 63, has held several Senate leadership positions since winning his first Senate campaign in 2002. In 2005 his GOP colleagues elected him assistant caucus leader, a position he still holds. He previously served two terms in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Outside the Legislature, Johnson has worked for more than 15 years on an Osceola County dairy farm. He has been active, including serving four years as president, of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, a North American organization that links together state lawmakers and provincial ministers from the U.S. and Canada who play key roles in agriculture and rural policy.