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Jared Godby

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Jared Godby
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Former candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives, District 80
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Military service
Service/branchIowa Army National Guard
Years of service2006-2012
Campaign website
Jared Godby was a 2014 Independent candidate for District 80 of the Iowa House of Representatives.


Godby earned his B.A. in Political Science from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes working as a Legislative Aide in the Iowa House of Representatives and a Legislative\Constituent Correspondent in the United States Senate. He served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 2006 to 2012.[1]


Campaign themes


Godby's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "The major concerns in education at the moment are deciding how much money the state should give to educate our children and what type of education they should receive. These are old questions, but always very important ones that should regularly be revisited."

Agriculture & Conservation

  • Excerpt: "In the last few decades we’ve seen much of our smaller farms being sold off to large corporate farms who can outbid beginning farmers. When we lose our farmers we lose a certain way of life that has been around in Iowa since we began to settle here. With fewer farmers our small towns get even smaller because the businesses that used to serve the farmers have to close up shop."

Infrastructure & Technology

  • Excerpt: "The development of infrastructure and technology will help Iowa businesses compete with the online and national markets. Road infrastructure upkeep and development is necessary for safe transportation of goods and people."

Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt: "If we really want to help improve our economy we need to start focusing on the businesses that are created and run by Iowans who won’t leave the state as soon as they have the chance. Iowans are hard working, intelligent individuals that, given the chance, could grow to compete with this same businesses that the state government is trying to draw here."


  • Excerpt: "Iowans need to get together and discuss this issue ourselves to determine how to best reach our goal of full coverage for all our citizens. We need to be open to all the options and be willing to discuss the pros and cons of each in a civil manner if we ever hope to meet our goal."



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Larry Sheets was unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Deb Ballalatak (D) and Jared Godby (I) in the general election after Ballalatak filed to run on August 15, 2014.[3][4][5] Incumbent Sheets defeated both Ballatak and Godby in the general election.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives District 80, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Sheets Incumbent 59.5% 6,241
     Democratic Deb Ballalatak 30.8% 3,232
     Independent Jared Godby 9.7% 1,020
Total Votes 10,493

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