Jarad Klein

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Jarad Klein
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 78th district
89th (2011 – 2013)
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Larry Marek
Personal details
Born (1981-03-03) March 3, 1981 (age 36)
Keota, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rachel
Children 4 children
Residence Keota, Iowa
Profession Farmer
Website Klein's website

Jarad Klein (born 1981) is the Iowa State Representative from the 78th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Klein was born in Keota, Iowa.

As of January 2013, 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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [1]
District 89
Turnout: 3,028
Republican Jarad Klein Republican 2,085 68.86%
Chris Canny Republican 481 15.86%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [2]
District 89
Turnout: 12,125
Republican gain from Democratic Jarad Klein Republican 6,339 52.28%
Larry Marek Democratic 5,121 42.24%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [3]
District 78
Turnout: 3,059
Republican Jarad Klein* Republican 2,310 75.51%
Priscilla Marlar Republican 510 16.67%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [4]
District 78
Republican (newly redistricted) Jarad Klein* Republican unopposed

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Larry Marek
89th District
2011 – 2013
Succeeded by
Jim Lykam
Preceded by
Vicki Lensing
78th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent