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 bySteven Churchill
Succeeded bySandy Salmon
Personal details
Born (1961-08-30) August 30, 1961 (age 57)
Waterloo, Iowa
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Martha
ChildrenEmily and Max
ResidenceUrbandale, Iowa
Alma materGrinnell College

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]

District 76 elections (1998 – 2000)
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1998 [5]
District 76
Turnout: 2,677
Republican Scott RaeckerRepublican1,92471.9
Lon Anderson Republican75228.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1998 [6]
District 76
Turnout: 14,066
Republican hold Scott RaeckerRepublican7,83455.7
Michele Soria Democratic6,22644.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 [7]
District 76
Turnout: 18,865
Republican hold Scott Raecker*Republican11,15059.1
Mike Harkin Democratic7,69240.7
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [8]
District 63
Republican (newly redistricted) Scott Raecker*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [9]
District 63
Turnout: 17,549
Republican hold Scott Raecker*Republican11,40865.0
Dan Scannell Democratic6,12534.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [10]
District 63
Republican hold Scott Raecker*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [11]
District 63
Turnout: 18,542
Republican hold Scott Raecker*Republican11,26560.8
Nita Garvin Democratic7,25139.1
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [12]
District 63
Turnout: 15,590
Republican hold Scott Raecker*Republican9,54361.2
John E. Sachs Democratic5,22733.5

*incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drake University, The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, Team". Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  2. ^ Donald Kuspit. "Pollock's Mural: A CLEAR CHOICE?". Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  3. ^ "J. Scott Raecker Linkedin page". Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  4. ^ "Drake University, The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, Team". Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  5. ^ "Iowa Primary Election - June 2, 1998" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 406. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  6. ^ "Iowa General Election - November 3, 1998" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 430. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  7. ^ "November 7, 2000 - General Election, Iowa Official Results, State House of Representatives" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-16. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  8. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 34. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  9. ^ "Canvass Summary - Final - 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 32. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  10. ^ "Official Results Report - Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 40. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  11. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  12. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 104. Retrieved 2011-09-19.

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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