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Christina Bohannan
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 85th district
In office
January 11, 2021 – January 9, 2023
Preceded by Vicki Lensing
Succeeded by Adam Zabner
Personal details
Born (1971-07-02) July 2, 1971 (age 53)
Florida, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Florida (BS, JD)

Christina Bohannan (born July 2, 1971) is an American politician, law professor, and former engineer who served as the Iowa State Representative for the 85th district from 2021 to 2023. Elected in 2020, she succeeded Vicki Lensing. Bohannan was the Democratic nominee for Iowa's 1st congressional district in 2022, losing to incumbent Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

Early life and education

Bohannan was born in 1971 and was raised in Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law.


Bohannan began her career as an environmental engineer for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the 1990s. She moved to Iowa in 2000, where she became a professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law. While teaching at the University of Iowa, Bohannan served as president of the faculty senate.

Bohannan began her campaign for the 85th district seat of the Iowa House of Representatives in October 2019. She defeated incumbent legislator Vicki Lensing by 32 points in the Democratic primary and won the general election uncontested.

Bohannan ran for the United States House of Representatives in Iowa's 1st congressional district in the 2022 election. She was the Democratic nominee but lost in the general election to incumbent Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

In August 2023, Bohannan announced another campaign for the same seat in the 2024 election.

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