Chet Culver

Governor Chet CulverChet Culver has spent his entire adult life teaching, coaching and helping make Iowa a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Chet Culver began his career as an environmental and consumer advocate in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. After receiving his Master of Arts in Teaching at Drake University in 1994, he taught government and history at Roosevelt High School and Hoover High School in Des Moines, where he also coached football and basketball.

In 1998, Chet was elected as Iowa’s 29th Secretary of State and the youngest Secretary of State in the nation, and he was re-elected in 2002. In 2006 Chet Culver was elected Governor of the state of Iowa. Chet served as Governor from 2007 to 2011.

Chet and his wife, Mari, live with their two young children, Clare Honour and John William, at Terrace Hill.

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