John Whitaker (Iowa politician)

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John R. Whitaker
John R. Whitaker - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 90th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – July 17, 2009
Preceded by David F. Schrader
Succeeded by Curt Hanson
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Keosauqua, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Residence Hillsboro, Iowa
Website Whitaker's website

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,[1] 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.[2][3] A special election to fill his seat took place on September 1, 2009.[4]

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.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [5]
District 90
Turnout: 10,475
Democratic (newly redistricted) John Whitaker Democratic 5,255 50.2
Connie Boyer Republican 5,200 49.6
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [6]
District 90
Turnout: 14,264
Democratic hold John Whitaker* Democratic 7,649 53.6
Deb McCurren Republican 6,313 44.3
Viktor Tichy Libertarian 294 2.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [7]
District 90
Democratic hold John Whitaker* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [8]
District 90
Turnout: 12,383
Democratic hold John Whitaker* Democratic 10,694 86.4
Dan Cesar 4th of July Party 1,626 13.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=83&personID=296
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Brasher, Philip (July 18, 2009). "State USDA officials picked". Des Moines Register. Retrieved August 17, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 39. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
David F. Schrader
90th District
2003 – July 17, 2009
Succeeded by
Curt Hanson