Jack Kibbie

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John Patrick Kibbie
John P. (Jack) Kibbie - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 4th district
In office
January 11, 1993 – January 13, 2013
Preceded by Richard Vande Hoef
Succeeded by Dennis Guth
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 9, 1989 – January 10, 1993
Preceded by Lee Warren Holt
Succeeded by Wayne D. Bennett
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 48th district
In office
January 11, 1965 – January 12, 1969
Preceded by John Emmetsburg
Succeeded by Marvin Smith
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from Palo Alto County
In office
Preceded by John Brown
Succeeded by Niels Nielsen
Personal details
Born John Patrick Kibbie
(1929-07-14) July 14, 1929 (age 89)
Emmetsburg, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kay
Residence Emmetsburg, Iowa
Occupation Farmer
Website Kibbie's website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Battles/wars Korean War
Awards Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal

John Patrick "Jack" Kibbie (born July 14, 1929) was the Iowa State Senator from the 4th District and President of the Iowa Senate. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 1988, and also served as Iowa Senate President.

Kibbie served on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Agriculture committee; the Veterans Affairs committee; the Rules and Administration committee, where he was vice chair; the State Government committee, where he was vice chair; and the Ethics committee, where he was chair. His political experience includes an earlier term serving in the Iowa Senate senator from 1964 to 1968, serving as a representative in the Iowa House from 1960 to 1964, and serving as a member of the National Convention Platform Committee in 1968.

Kibbie was last re-elected in 2008 with 18,059 votes, defeating Grassroots for Life opponent Ken Vaske.[1]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Brown
Palo Alto County
1960 – 1964
Succeeded by
Niels Nielsen
Emmet and Palo Alto Counties
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
John Emmetsburg
48th District
1964 – 1968
Succeeded by
Marvin Smith
Preceded by
Richard Vande Hoef
4th District
1988 – 2013
Succeeded by
Dennis Guth


  1. ^ "Official Canvass 2008 General elections" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2009.

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