Scott Raecker

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Scott Raecker
Scott Raecker - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 63rd district
76th (1999 – 2003)
In office
January 11, 1999 – December 2012
Preceded by Steven Churchill
Succeeded by Sandy Salmon
Personal details
Born (1961-08-30) August 30, 1961 (age 54)
Waterloo, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Martha
Children Emily and Max
Residence Urbandale, Iowa
Alma mater Grinnell College
Religion Lutheran

Scott Raecker (born August 30, 1961) has served in the Iowa House of Representatives from January 1999 to December 2012, representing the 63rd District. He received his BA in Political Science and Religious Studies from Grinnell College.[1]

A Republican, Raecker served on several committees in the Iowa House - as chair of the Appropriations Committee, as vice chair of the Ethics Committee, and as a member of the State Government committee. He also served on the Governor's 2010 Strategic Planning Council in 2000 and the 21st Century Workforce Council in 1999.

He gained notoriety in 2011 for introducing legislation that would have required the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's Mural (1943), which the university owns and regularly displays at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Raecker wanted the university to use proceeds from the sale to fund scholarships for University of Iowa students from Iowa. The painting's value was estimated at $140 million to $150 million. Raecker's bill did not become law.[2]

In addition to his political career, Raecker has served as director of the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center (formerly known as Character Counts!) at Drake University.[3][4]

Electoral history[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [8]
District 63
Republican (newly redistricted) Scott Raecker* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [9]
District 63
Turnout: 17,549
Republican hold Scott Raecker* Republican 11,408 65.0
Dan Scannell Democratic 6,125 34.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [10]
District 63
Republican hold Scott Raecker* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [11]
District 63
Turnout: 18,542
Republican hold Scott Raecker* Republican 11,265 60.8
Nita Garvin Democratic 7,251 39.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [12]
District 63
Turnout: 15,590
Republican hold Scott Raecker* Republican 9,543 61.2
John E. Sachs Democratic 5,227 33.5

*incumbent

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Steven Churchill
76th District
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Betty De Boef
Preceded by
Teresa Garman
63rd District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent