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Jim Lykam
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Iowa House of Representatives District 89
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sPalmer Junior College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 16, 1949
Place of birthDavenport, IA
ProfessionSales Manager, Action Glass & Trim, Inc
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Lykam (b. December 16, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lykam served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Natural Resources
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Jim Lykam was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lykam ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 89. Lykam ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Bill Edmond (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Lykam Incumbent 67.5% 10,357
     Republican Bill Edmond 32.5% 4,992
Total Votes 15,349

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lykam won re-election to the 85th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 85
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Lykam (D) 6,826

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lykam was re-elected to the 85th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Linda Greenlee (R).[7] Lykam raised $71,560 for his campaign, while Greenlee raised $19,064.[8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 85
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Lykam (D) 9,892
Linda Greenlee (R) 5,330

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lykam is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Lykam raised a total of $352,728 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[9]

Jim Lykam's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 89 Won $74,036
2010 Iowa State House, District 85 Won $38,138
2008 Iowa State House, District 85 Won $71,560
2006 Iowa State House, District 85 Won $58,022
2004 Iowa State House, District 85 Won $42,192
2002 Iowa State House, District 85 Won $68,780
Grand Total Raised $352,728

2012

Lykam won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lykam raised a total of $74,036.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Lykam's campaign in 2012
Associated General Contractors of Iowa$6,000
Iowa Association of Realtors$4,500
Operating Engineers Local 234$3,000
Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa$2,500
Iowa Motor Truck Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$74,036
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010 Lykam collected $38,138 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[10]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Lykam's campaign in 2010
Iowa Association Of Realtors$3,500
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$2,500
Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association$2,000
Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores Of Iowa$1,700
Iowa Dental Association$1,590
Total Raised in 2010 $38,138

2008

In 2008 Lykam collected $71,560 in donations.[11]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Democratic Party $7,245
Iowa Credit Union League $2,750
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $2,750
Unite Our States $2,500
Schwartz, Bernard L. $2,500

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jarad Klein (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 89
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 85
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Vicki Lensing (D)