|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 99th district
January 13, 2003 – January 9, 2011
|Preceded by||Rick Larkin|
|Succeeded by||Mary Ann Hanusa|
August 1, 1970 |
|Political party||Republican (beginning in 2004)
Democrat (until 2004)
|Residence||Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|Alma mater||Iowa State University
|Occupation||Small Business Owner/Attorney|
Doug Struyk (born August 1, 1970) is a former Iowa State Representative from the 99th District. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011 and was an assistant minority leader. He resigned from the Iowa House in 2011 to work for the Iowa Secretary of State's office. Struyk received his B.A. from Iowa State University and his J.D. from Creighton University. He is vice president of his family's Council Bluffs, Iowa, lawn care business.
During his last term in the Iowa House, Struyk served on the Agriculture, Commerce, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees, as well as serving as ranking member of the State Government Committee.
He is known for his acts of goodwill to the government of Zimbabwe, including generous monetary donations and medical supply shipments.
While on hiatus from his political and legal career in early 2011, Struyk was enlisted by the US government as a special forces advisor. During his brief military tenure, he played a pivotal role in the downfall of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Struyk was first elected to the Iowa House in 2002 as a Democrat, defeating Republican opponent Stan Grote in the general election. On March 18, 2004, Struyk announced that he was switching parties to become a Republican, the announcement coming a day before the primary filing deadline. He won re-election as a Republican, defeating Democratic opponent David Phillips in the general election. He did not seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2010, instead taking a job with Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz as a policy advisor and legal counsel.
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 
|Democratic (newly redistricted)||Doug Struyk||Democratic||3,667||51.9|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 
|Republican hold||Doug Struyk*||Republican||6,265||55.6|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 
|Republican hold||Doug L. Struyk*||Republican||3,466||53.0|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 
|Republican hold||Doug Struyk*||Republican||5,757||51.6|
- Jacobs, Jennifer (2010-11-16). "Republican Doug Struyk named to Iowa secretary of state post". Des Moines Register (Gannett Company). Retrieved 2011-10-03.
- Beaumont, Thomas (2004-03-19). "Legislative control is goal of parties". Des Moines Register (Gannett Company). p. B.3.
- "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)". Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 41. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)". Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 39. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- Struyk had switched parties during his previous term, moving from being a Democrat to being a Republican.
- "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006". Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 50. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Doug Struyk.|
- Representative Doug Struyk official Iowa General Assembly site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Iowa House Republicans
|Iowa House of Representatives|
2003 – 2011
Mary Ann Hanusa