|Member of the Iowa Senate|
from the 26th district
January 13, 2003 – January 13, 2013
|Preceded by||Steve King|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives|
from the 11th district
January 11, 1999 – January 12, 2003
1943 (age 72–73)|
Storm Lake, Iowa
|Residence||Lake View, Iowa|
Buena Vista College (B.A.)|
California State University, Long Beach (Master's degree)
Steve Kettering (born 1943) is the Iowa State Senator from the 26th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003, when he won a special election to fill the vacancy left after Steve King was elected to Iowa's 5th congressional district. He got his B.A. from Buena Vista College and his master's degree from California State University, Long Beach.
Kettering currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Commerce committee; the Ethics committee; the Natural Resources committee; the Rules and Administration committee; the Appropriations committee, where he is the ranking member; and the Judiciary committee, where he is the ranking member. His prior political experience includes serving as a representative in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.
Kettering was last re-elected in 2008 with 22,970 votes, unopposed.
- Senator Jerry Behn official Iowa Legislature site
- Senator Jerry Behn official Iowa General Assembly site
- Senator Jerry Behn at Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
|Iowa House of Representatives|
1999 – 2003
| Succeeded by|
2003 – present
| Succeeded by|