Jim Van Engelenhoven

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Jim Van Engelenhoven
James Van Engelenhoven - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 71st district
95th (1999 – 2003)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 11, 1999
Preceded by Harold van Maanen
Personal details
Born (1943-09-09) September 9, 1943 (age 71)
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carol
Children Carol
Residence Leighton, Iowa
Religion Christian Reformed
Website Van Engelenhoven's website

James L. "Jim" Van Engelenhoven (born September 9, 1943) is the Iowa State Representative from the 71st District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1999, when he was elected to represent the 95th district. In addition to winning re-election in general election challenges, Van Engelenhoven has won three primary elections (1998, 2008, and 2010), though he went one year (2004) without any primary or general election opponents.

As of September 2011, Van Engelenhoven serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Ethics, Local Government, Natural Resources, and Transportation committees. His prior political experience includes serving as County Supervisor in Mahaska County from 1992-1998.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [7]
District 71
Turnout: 11,490
Republican hold Jim Van Engelenhoven* Republican 6,587 57.3
Catherine Haustein Democratic 4,271 37.2
Steve Woody Fisher Independent 324 2.8
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [8]
District 71
Turnout: 1,576
Republican Jim Van Engelenhoven* Republican 1,074 68.1
Marc Held Republican 410 26.0
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [9]
District 71
Turnout: 15,284
Republican hold Jim Van Engelenhoven* Republican 9,442 61.6
Pat VanZante Democratic 5,829 38.1
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [10]
District 71
Turnout: 3,436
Republican Jim Van Engelenhoven* Republican 2,455 71.4
Marc Held Republican 755 22.0
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [11]
District 71
Turnout: 12,270
Republican hold Jim Van Engelenhoven* Republican 8,285 67.5
Pat VanZante Democratic 3,640 29.7

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harold van Maanen
95th District
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Michael Reasoner
Preceded by
Wayne Ford
71st District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent