John Whitaker (Iowa politician)
|John R. Whitaker|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 90th district
January 13, 2003 – July 17, 2009
|Preceded by||David F. Schrader|
|Succeeded by||Curt Hanson|
|Born||1956 (age 60–61)
John R. Whitaker (born 1956) is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency in Iowa, a former Iowa State Representative from the 90th District, and a former assistant House majority leader. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 until his July 17, 2009 resignation from the House to accept an appointment to head the USDA's Farm Service Agency in Iowa. A special election to fill his seat took place on September 1, 2009.
During his last term in the House, Whitaker served on several committees in the Iowa House: the Administration and Rules committee; the Environmental Protection committee; the Natural Resources committee; the Public Safety committee; and the Transportation committee. His political experience includes serving as Assistant Majority Leader of the Iowa House and serving as Van Buren County Supervisor.
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 
|Democratic (newly redistricted)||John Whitaker||Democratic||5,255||50.2|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 
|Democratic hold||John Whitaker*||Democratic||7,649||53.6|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 
|Democratic hold||John Whitaker*||Democratic||unopposed|
|Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 
|Democratic hold||John Whitaker*||Democratic||10,694||86.4|
|Dan Cesar||4th of July Party||1,626||13.1|
- Kasparie, Jill (July 20, 2009). "Whitaker: Ready to join Obama's team". HeartlandConnection.com. KTOV TV 3. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
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- Culver, Chet (July 20, 2009). "Special Election Proclamation" (PDF). State of Iowa Executive Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
- "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 39. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 37. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
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David F. Schrader
2003 – July 17, 2009