Jeff Smith (Iowa politician)

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Jeff Smith
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 1st district
6th (2011 – 2013)
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Mike May
Personal details
Born (1967-07-23) July 23, 1967 (age 49)
Plover, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie
Children 2 children
Residence Okoboji, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University
Profession Banker (retired)
Religion United Methodist
Website Smith's website

Jeff Smith (born 1967) is the Iowa State Representative from the 1st District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Smith was born in Plover, Iowa. He has a bachelor's degree in public service and administration from Iowa State University.

As of January 2013, Smith serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Administration and Rules, Commerce, Environmental Protection, and Natural Resources committees. He is an Assistant Leader and also serves as the chair of the Ethics committee.


Jeff was born June 23, 1967, to Garth and Marilynn Smith of Plover, Iowa. Jeff has one sister, who lives in Aurora, Colorado and one brother, who lives in Levelland, Texas.

He grew up on his family farm in Plover, Iowa and graduated from Havelock-Plover High School in 1986. Following high school, he attended Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Service and Administration in Agriculture in 1991. After graduation, Jeff returned to work for his family’s farming operation where he raised corn and soybeans and managed a feeder pig operation. In 1994 Jeff moved to Spirit Lake where he worked for First Bank and Trust as a farm and commercial lender and branch manager.

Jeff is a member of the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church, where he has served as the Finance Committee Chairman. He is a member and past President of the Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis, a former Co-Chair of the University of Okoboji Winter Games, and a previous local director of the Midwest Youth Football League. Jeff has also served on the board of directors for the Spirit Lake Mainsail Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa Bankers Association Ag Committee, the City of Spirit Lake Zoning Board, and the Spirit Lake Youth Athletic Association.

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [1]
District 6
Turnout: 3,022
Republican Jeff Smith Republican 1,411 46.69%
Zach Whiting Republican 1,356 44.87%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [2]
District 6
Republican hold Jeff Smith Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [3]
District 1
Turnout: 6,419
Republican Jeff Smith* Republican 3,263 50.83%
Kevin Wolfswinkel Republican 2,723 42.42%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [4]
District 1
Republican (newly redistricted) Jeff Smith* Republican unopposed


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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike May
6th District
2011 – 2013
Succeeded by
Ron Jorgensen
Preceded by
Jeremy Taylor
1st District
2013 – present
Succeeded by