John Landon

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John Landon
John Landon - Official Portrait - 85th GA.jpg
85th General Assembly portrait (2013)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Renee Schulte
Personal details
Born (1950-03-07) March 7, 1950 (age 67)
State Center, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marvis
Children 2
Residence Ankeny, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University

John Landon (born March 7, 1950) is the Iowa State Representative from the 37th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2013. Landon was born in State Center, Iowa and resides in Ankeny, Iowa. He has a B.S. in agriculture from Iowa State University.

As of May 2013, Landon serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Commerce, Human Resources, and Transportation committees. He also serves as the vice chair of the Ways and Means committee and as a member of the Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.

Political stances[edit]

Voting accessibility[edit]

During the 2017 legislative session, Landon voted[1] to shorten both the amount of time one may cast an absentee ballot and the number of days one can vote at satellite polling sites,[2] and he voted to require all voters to present a state-issued ID.[3] Though he voted for the measure, the bill was opposed by the Iowa State Association of Counties, an advocacy group for Iowa's disabled, and Iowa's Department on Aging opposed the bill.[4]

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [5]
District 37
Turnout: 2,094
Republican 35% plurality not reached.[a] Jim Robidoux Republican 714 34.10%
Matt DeVries Republican 623 29.75%
John Landon Republican 366 17.48%
Jeffrey A. Wright Republican 321 15.33%
Jacob Mason Republican 35 1.67%
Stacey C. Rogers Republican 30 1.43%
Iowa House of Representatives nominating convention, 2012 [7]
District 37, First Ballot
Turnout: 21
Republican Majority not reached. Matt DeVries Republican 10 47.62%
John Landon Republican 10 47.62%
Jim Robidoux Republican 1 4.76%
Jeff Wright Republican 0 0.00%
Iowa House of Representatives nominating convention, 2012 [7]
District 37, Second Ballot
Turnout: 21
Republican John Landon Republican 12 57.14%
Matt DeVries Republican 9 42.86%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [8]
District 37
Turnout: 19,036
Republican (newly redistricted) John Landon Republican 11,042 58.01%
N. John Boehm Nominated by Petition 3,598 18.90%


Born and raised on the family farm near State Center, Iowa, John is a fourth generation Iowan, a veteran and a small business owner who has lived in Ankeny since 1994.

As a Partner at Peoples Company, a farm management and real estate business, John served as a farm manager and agricultural realtor. In addition, he owns and operates several local farms. In the past John merchandised grain for two international grain trading companies, and managed three different grain elevators over a career in business and farming that spans three decades. His long career in agriculture and family farming gives him a unique perspective on what drives Iowa’s economy, as well as an in-depth understanding of Iowa’s agricultural production, bi-products and related manufacturing industries.

In addition to his military service, John’s community service includes Stewardship Committee Leader and Deacon at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ankeny. I was also a Cub Scout Pack 87 leader and Boy Scout Troup 188 Leader over a twelve year period.

John and his wife, Marvis, have 2 children and celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary in February 2012. Their son, a 2011 Iowa State University graduate, and their daughter, a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University, are both graduates of the Ankeny School district.


  1. ^ To win a partisan primary election in Iowa, a candidate must reach a minimum of 35% of the votes cast. When, as here, that threshold is not reached, the nominee is chosen at a party nominating convention.[6]


  1. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House Journal (Monday, April 10, 2017)" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ Petroski, William; Pfannenstiel, Brianne. "Iowa Legislature Adjourns: What passed in 2017 session?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 516". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyist Declarations". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 134. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  6. ^ Deeth, John (2012-07-19). "This Is Where Your Nomination Went". John Deeth Blog. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  7. ^ a b Robinson, Craig (2012-06-18). "John Landon Wins HD37 Nominating Convention". The Iowa REpublican. Retrieved 05-10-2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 83. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Renee Schulte
37th District
Succeeded by