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Jeff Kaufmann
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Iowa House of Representatives District 79
Former Member
In office
2005-2013
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Iowa State House of Representatives
2010-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa, 1985
Master'sUniversity of Iowa, 1990
Ph.D.University of Iowa, 2000
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 9, 1963
Place of birthWilton, IA
ProfessionDepartment Chair/Professor, Muscatine Community College
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Kaufmann (b. January 9, 1963) is a former Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 79 from 2005 to 2013. He served as House Speaker Pro Tempore, as well as an Assistant Minority Leader.

Kaufmann is a Department Chair and Professor at Muscatine Community College, and a livestock farmer with Family Century Farm.

He served as Clerk/Trustee with Sugar Creek Township from 1990-2006, President of Wilton Community School District from 2003-2004, and on the Board of Directors of Wilton Community School District from 2001-2004.

Kaufmann is a member of the Cedar County Farm Bureau, Herbert Hoover Library Association, Highway 30 Coalition, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Lowden Historical Society, Pheasants Forever, Sons of the American Legion, State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kaufmann served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kaufmann served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kaufmann did not seek re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. Instead he is running for Cedar County supervisor.[2]

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kaufmann won re-election to the 79th District Seat in 2010 against John Archer (D). He was unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 79 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Kaufmann (R) 7,582
John Archer (D) 2,873

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kaufmann was re-elected to the 79th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Rebecca Spears (D).[4] Kaufmann raised $107,323 for his campaign, while Spears raised $0.[5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 79
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Kaufmann (R) 9,456
Rebecca Spears (D) 4,762

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Kaufmann collected $158,318 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[6]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Kaufmann's campaign in 2010
Kasper, James E$8,000
Iowa Dental Association$5,600
Kent, JH$5,000
Iowa Bankers Association$3,600
Freedom First PAC Iowa$3,500
Total Raised in 2010 $158,318

2008

In 2008 Kaufmann collected $107,323 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $3,221
Iowa Association of Realtors $3,000
Iowa Bankers Association $2,500
Master Builders of Iowa $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 79
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Guy Vander Linden (R)