State Officials

Tom Miller

State Attorney General of Iowa
Attorney General Tom Miller is serving in his ninth four-year term as Attorney General of Iowa. He was born in Dubuque on August 11, 1944, the son of the late Elmer and Betty Miller. Tom Miller grew up in Dubuque, where his father was the longtime county assessor and an inspiration for Tom's early interest in public service.

Mr. Miller has earned a reputation for integrity, high quality legal work, and strong work on behalf of ordinary Iowans. Attorney General Miller is well known for his work to prevent crime and assist crime victims, to protect consumers, and to be an advocate for farmers.

Michael L. Fitzgerald

State Treasurer of Iowa
Michael L. Fitzgerald was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. His family farmed outside of State Center and later Colo, where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of Iowa and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to being elected state treasurer in 1982, Michael worked as a marketing analyst for Massey Ferguson Company in Des Moines for eight years.

Treasurer Fitzgerald has become a leader in public service during his tenure as state treasurer. He has served as president of several national organizations. He serves as trustee and custodian of Iowa's three state pension funds. In addition, he invests over three billion dollars of state operating funds. He has returned over $218 million in lost property through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. Treasurer Fitzgerald is the administrator of Iowa’s 529 College Savings Programs including College Savings Iowa, with over $4.2 billion invested.

State Legislators

Janet Petersen

Iowa Senate Democratic Leader, State Senator
Senator Janet Petersen is serving in the Iowa Senate since 2013 after having served as a state representative in the Iowa House for 12 years. Senator Petersen is the Senate Democratic Leader. She is the Chairwoman of the Government Oversight Committee and Vice Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Ways & Means, State Government and Judiciary Committees.

Janet was born in Beaverdale and has lived in Senate District 18 most of her life (other than a brief trip to Northern Iowa for college). She graduated from UNI with a degree in Communications and earned a master’s degree in Integrated Communications from Drake University.

Before joining the legislature, Janet worked on the ’92 Clinton/Gore Campaign, for the American Heart Association and for Strategic America, a marketing communications firm.

Outside of the legislature, Janet founded a nonprofit organization called Healthy Birth Day, Inc., with four other Des Moines area moms. The organization is best known for its Count the Kicks campaign that educates parents-to-be on how to track their babies’ movements to reduce their risk of stillbirth. Its lifesaving message has spread around the globe with parents-to-be using the free Count the Kicks app in all 50 states and 150 countries.

Janet is married to Brian Pattinson, who grew up in Ames, and together they have three children.

Todd Prichard

Iowa House Democratic Leader, State Representative
Todd owns his own general practice law firm, Prichard Law Office, P.C. on Main Street in Charles City.

Rep. Prichard serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, Veteran Affairs, Ways and Means, Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and serves as a Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee.

Prichard is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve and started his military service in the Army in 1996 and has served overseas five times, including a tour in Iraq. Prichard attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate degree and law school.

Prichard and his wife, Ann, have three children and live in Charles City, Iowa. His family attends St. John Lutheran Church in Charles City.

County Officials

Steve Duffy

County Supervisor

Phil Meier

County Auditor

Dan Kolacia

County Attorney

Chris Duncan

County Recorder

Gregg Elsberry

County Sheriff