Jack Whitver

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Jack Whitver
Jack Whitver official portrait.jpg
Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate
Assumed office
March 14, 2018
Preceded byBill Dix
President of the Iowa Senate
In office
January 9, 2017 – March 14, 2018
Preceded byPam Jochum
Succeeded byCharles Schneider
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 19th district
Assumed office
January 24, 2011
Preceded byLarry Noble
Personal details
Born
Jack Andrew Whitver

(1980-09-04) September 4, 1980 (age 38)
Knoxville, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rachel Whitver
Children3
EducationIowa State University (BS, MBA)
Drake University (JD)

Jack Whitver (born September 4, 1980) is an American businessman and politician, who is currently the Iowa State Senator for the 19th District. Whitver played college football for Iowa State University, starting at wide receiver.

Career[edit]

Whitver campaigning for Marco Rubio in 2016

Whitver founded Acceleration Iowa in 2004 with business partner Geoff Jensen. They added new locations in 2007 and 2009. Acceleration Iowa is a sports training business, which develops speed, quickness and overall athletic ability for young athletes. In 2012, Whitver bought CrossFit Des Moines and CrossFit Waukee and opened North Ankeny CrossFit. Whitver was an assistant coach (wide receivers and offensive coordinator) for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League from 2008 to 2011. Whitver is also an attorney with the Des Moines law firm Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff.

Whitver was elected to the Iowa State Senate from District 35 on January 18, 2011 in a special election. District 35 covered Ankeny, Johnston, Grimes, Polk City and the entire northern part of Polk County. He defeated John Calhoun by a margin of 63%-37%. After the redistricting of 2012, Whitver now represents District 19 in the State Senate, which covers Ankeny, Alleman, Saylor Township, and a small part of Des Moines.

Whitver was sworn into the Iowa Senate on January 24, 2011 and was named to the Judiciary, Economic Growth and Human Resource committees. In 2013 Whitver was named Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee as well as serving on the Economic Growth, Ethics, Human Resource, Judiciary and State Government committees.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pam Jochum
President of the Iowa Senate
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Charles Schneider
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bill Dix
Republican Leader of the Iowa Senate
2018–present
Incumbent
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Bill Dix
Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate
2018–present
Incumbent