Jerry Kinder

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Jerry Kinder
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Candidate for
Iowa House of Representatives, District 39
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWartburg College
Master'sDrake University
J.D.Drake Law School
Jerry Kinder was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 39 of the Iowa House of Representatives.


Kinder earned his B.A. in history from Wartburg College in 1979. Upon graduation, he worked for Dayton Community Schools until 1986. He also earned his master's degree in education from Drake University in 1986. He earned his J.D. from Drake Law School in 1988.[1]

Currently, Kinder works with Johnston Community Schools and as an attorney.[1]


Campaign themes


Kinder submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[1]

I would like to maximize local control over education curriculum, standards and achievement. In addition, I would promote a pro-business climate in Iowa that seeks job creation through economic expansion and supporting economic development by providing fair and balanced incentives. I would seek to promote the most efficient and cost-effective state government that delivers all needed services. I chose to seek office to use my extensive background in education to try and make a difference in Iowa schools.[2]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Jake Highfill defeated Taylor Egly and Jerry Kinder in the Republican primary and will face Tom Leffler (D) in the general election. Leffler filed to run on June 30, 2014.[3][4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill Incumbent 45.9% 1,106
Taylor Egly 34.3% 827
Jerry Kinder 19.9% 479
Total Votes 2,412

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on April 24, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014