Scott Ourth

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Scott Ourth
Scott Ourth - Official Portrait - 85th GA.jpg
85th General Assembly portrait (2013)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 26th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by Glen Massie
Personal details
Born (1959-02-07) February 7, 1959 (age 59)
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Heather
Children 1 child
Residence Ackworth, Iowa
Alma mater Central Michigan University
Graceland College

Scott Douglas Ourth (born February 7, 1959) is the Iowa State Representative from the 26th District.[1][2] A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2013. Ourth lives in Ackworth, Iowa. He attended Central Michigan University and graduated from Graceland College.

Scott is a past vice-president of the Disability Rights Iowa Board of Directors and has served on the Graceland University Alumni Board of Directors. He has received the American Cancer Society Distinguished Service Award and the American Heart Association Director’s Award. He has served on the Warren County Leadership Institute Board of Directors and is a member of the Indianola Noon Lion’s Club.[3]

In October 2010, the Des Moines Register published an article identifying that Ourth was one of a number of candidates for the 2010 Iowa legislative elections who had prior convictions. Ourth had been convicted twice for driving under the influence of alcohol, once in 2000 and once at least a decade before, and was placed on probation.[4]

As of January 2013, Ourth serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Agriculture, Economic Growth, and Natural Resources committees. He also serves as a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.

Scott Ourth lives in Ackworth, Iowa, with his wife, Dr. Heather Ourth, and their son. He is an active member of the Community of Christ Church and is an accomplished outdoorsman.

Electoral history[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [5]
District 74
Democratic Scott Ourth Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [6]
District 74
Turnout: 14,692
Republican hold Glen H. Massie* Republican 7,472 50.86%
Scott Ourth Democratic 6,520 44.38%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [7]
District 26
Democratic Scott Ourth Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [8]
District 26
Turnout: 17,089
Democratic (newly redistricted) Scott Ourth Democratic 8,452 51.97%
Steve McCoy Republican 7,758 47.70%

*Denotes incumbent


  1. ^ "Member profile: Scott Ourth" Archived July 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Biography | Ourth For House
  3. ^ "Ourth House Bio". Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  4. ^ Jacobs, Jennifer; Clayworth, Jason (October 8, 2010). "Candidates with arrest records: Voters usually forgive alcohol offenses". Des Moines Register. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 115. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  7. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 111. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  8. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 72. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mary Wolfe
26th District
Succeeded by