Kevin Koester

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Kevin Koester
Kevin Koester 86thGA.jpeg
86th General Assembly portrait (2015)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 38th district
70th (2009–2013)
Assumed office
January 12, 2009
Preceded by Carmine Boal
Personal details
Born (1954-06-03) June 3, 1954 (age 62)
Harlan, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Linda
Children 3 children
Residence Ankeny, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa
Occupation School Administrator
Religion Evangelical Free Church of America

Kevin Koester (born June 3, 1954) is the Iowa State Representative from the 38th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2009. Koester was born in Harlan, raised in Des Moines, and resides in Ankeny. He has a B.A. in education from the University of Iowa.

As of May 2013, Koester serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Appropriations, Education, Human Resources, and State Government committees. He also serves as the chair of the Government Oversight committee.


Kevin served thirty years as a school administrator in Ankeny. He is Executive Director of Neveln Center in Ankeny and a part time Consultant with Koester Construction.

He is in his 3rd term in the Iowa House, having served as Chair of Ethics and now Government Oversight. Kevin served as President of the National Community Education in 2004. His local leadership record demonstrates diverse and meaningful commitments to his community. He has been selected a board officer of numerous agencies including Iowa Dollars for Scholars, Ankeny School District Foundation, Ankeny Substance Abuse Project, EFR, United Way and Ankeny Chamber of Commerce which selected Kevin as 2003 Citizen of the Year.

Legislator of the year awards: 2013 Iowa After School Alliance; 2013 Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa; 2012 Iowa Physician Assistant Society; 2010 Iowa Library Association; 2009 Iowa Fraternal Insurance Congress.

Kevin is a lifelong Iowan and an alumnus of the University of Iowa. His wife, Linda, teaches Psychology at DMACC. Kevin and Linda have three grown children who were students of Ankeny High School and DMACC. Two are graduates of Iowa State University.

Electoral history[edit]


Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [1]
District 70
Turnout: 1,212
Republican Kevin Koester Republican 879 72.52%
Jeff A. Wright Republican 324 26.73%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [2]
District 70
Turnout: 23,313
Republican hold Kevin Koester Republican 12,043 51.66%
Matt Pfaltzgraf Democratic 10,355 44.42%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [3]
District 70
Republican Kevin Koester* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [4]
District 70
Republican hold Kevin Koester* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [5]
District 38
Turnout: 551
Republican Kevin Koester* Republican 456 82.76%
Brett H. Nelson Republican 80 14.52%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [6]
District 38
Turnout: 16,825
Republican (newly redistricted) Kevin Koester* Republican 8,334 49.53%
John Phoenix Democratic 6,865 40.80%
Brett H. Nelson Nominated by Petition 686 4.08%


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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carmine Boal
70th District
Succeeded by
Todd Taylor
Preceded by
Tyler Olson
38th District
Succeeded by