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|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 78th district
89th (2011 – 2013)
January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Larry Marek|
March 3, 1981 |
As of January 2013[update], Klein serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Environmental Protection, Labor, and Public Safety committees. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Agriculture committee and as the Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.
Jarad is serving his second term in the Iowa House.
Jarad is the fifth-generation to grow up on the family farm north of Keota. He graduated from Keota High School in 1999 and purchased his first 80 acres of farmland in Washington County. Jarad went on to attend Drake University.
During his freshman year at Drake, Jarad started his career in politics by serving as an intern for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 1999-2000. He went on to clerk at the Iowa Statehouse for two years. During the summer of 2001, Jarad joined the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. While attending school, Jarad also served as the Southeast Iowa filed representative for the Republican Party of Iowa.
Following school, Jarad returned to full-time production agriculture, but has had interest in politics ever since. Jarad met his wife, Rachel, during their freshman year of college at Drake.
Jarad, Rachel, and their three young children (William, Vivienne, & Henry) live on the family’s farm north of Keota. Rachel is a former teacher and librarian.
Jarad’s current and past memberships include: St Mary’s Catholic Church in Keota, Washington County Pork Producers, Washington County Cattlemen Associate Member, Washington County Farm Bureau, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, National Rifle Association, Pheasants Forever, Washington County Empowerment Board, Washington County Republican Party.
|Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 
|Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 
|Republican gain from Democratic||Jarad Klein||Republican||6,339||52.28%|
|Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 
|Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 
|Republican (newly redistricted)||Jarad Klein*||Republican||unopposed|
- "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 34. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 216. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 124. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
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|Iowa House of Representatives|
2011 – 2013
2013 – present