Chester Culver

Governor of Iowa (2007-2011)

Board Member: Honorary

“Chet” Culver was the 41st Governor of Iowa, from 2007 to 2011. He was also elected as the Federal Liaison for the Democratic Governors Association for 2008-2009. Culver’s 2006 election as Governor marked the first time that Democrats simultaneously controlled both the executive and legislative branches of Iowa’s state government since the 1965–1967 session of the Iowa General Assembly. Culver is also the first Democratic governor in Iowa since Nelson G. Kraschel in 1937 to be elected to succeed another Democrat. He founded the Chet Culver Group, an energy sector consulting firm, in 2011.