|Jeff A. Kaufmann|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 79th district
|Preceded by||Dan Boddicker|
|Children||Bob, Jacob, John|
|Alma mater||University of Iowa|
Jeff A. Kaufmann (born 9 January 1963) is the Iowa State Representative from the 79th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2004 and is currently the assistant minority leader.
Kaufmann currently serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Administration and Rules committee; the Education committee; the State Government committee; the Ways and Means committee; and the Local Government committee, where he is the ranking member. His political experience includes serving as a trustee for Sugar Creek Township. During Iowa's legislative session, Kaufmann writes an op-ed column, "Your Capitol Voice," which often appears in several area newspapers. 
Kaufmann won the seat formerly held by the retiring Dan Boddicker in 2004, winning a close contest with Democrat Mike Owen of West Branch.  Kaufmann was re-elected in 2006 with 6,311 votes (62%), defeating Democratic opponent Clara Oleson.  In 2008, Kaufmann collected 9,456 votes, easily maintaining his seat. Democrat Rebecca Spears dropped out of the race before election day.
Awards and honors
Kauffman has won a number of awards which include:
- Chancellor’s Award from the Eastern Iowa Community College District (1996)
- Muscatine County Outstanding Teacher Award (2005)
Kaufmann is a member of the following organizations:
Kaufmann is married to his wife Vicki and together they have three sons, Bobby, Jacob and John.
- "Jeff Kaufmann Iowa State Representative". The University of Iowa Public Policy Center. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- Ferguson, Mike. "Rep. Jeff Kaufmann and son take leadership roles in rival campaigns". WCF Courier. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
|Iowa House of Representatives|
2005 – present
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