|Iowa State Senate District 19|
|January 10, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||January 18, 2011|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Iowa State University|
|Master's||Iowa State University|
|Profession||Assistant Football Coach, Drake University|
Whitver is native Iowan and small business owner. He is the owner of Acceleration Iowa, an athletic training center with three locations. Whitver graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Exercise Science and a Masters in Business Administration. He is currently studying law at Drake University and working as an assistant coach. Whitver is married to his wife Rachel. They have one child.
Whitver's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- Summary: "Jack is a pro-life, pro-family, fiscal conservative. He will fight for traditional marriage and will fight to support the 2nd Amendment. He believes that an attack on the 2nd Amendment is not only an attack on gun rights, but an attack on all of our liberties protected in the Bill of Rights."
- Budget: "Jack believes that spending in America has gotten out of control. It is immoral for government to continue to incur debt and pass it on to our children. Concerned that the spending problems at the national level have trickled down to Iowa, Jack is dedicated to balancing the state budget. As a business owner, Jack believes that a balanced budget means "money in" equals "money out."He will oppose legislation that uses gimmicks or one time "stimulus" dollars to balance the budget."
- Taxes: "Jack believes that the government is not the answer to our problems. Lower taxes will allow the private sector to stimulate the economy. It is wrong for government to think they are the ones who can stimulate the economy."
- Agriculture: "Jack understands that agriculture remains the backbone of Iowa's economy and will work to not only promote Iowa's agricultural interests, but protect farmers from overzealous regulation and increased taxation."
- Education: "As a young father and product of Iowa's public schools, Jack knows that Iowa must prepare its children to compete in a global economy. Jack is dedicated to making sure that Iowa’s schools are the best in the nation, which means a greater focus on student achievement and rewarding quality teachers."
Below is a video of Jack's nomination speech, courtesy of Craig Robinson of The Iowa Republican. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Whitver served on the following committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa|
|• Human Resources|
|• State Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Whitver served on these committees:
|Iowa Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Growth/Rebuild|
|• Human Resources|
Whitver won the Republican nomination for the special election to fill Noble's vacant Senate seat. Whitver went on to defeat Demcratic candidate John Calhoun (D) in the January 18 special election.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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- Legislature on Verge of Passing Biggest Tax Cut in State History, If Gronstal ... - The Iowa Republican
- Live Blog: Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner with Rand Paul - The Iowa Republican
- Senate Ethics Committee Sends Sorenson Complaint to Special Investigator - The Iowa Republican
- 21 Iowa senators back putting abortion ban to vote - Iowa City Press Citizen
- WHITVER: End in Sight for the 2013 Legislative Session - Patch.com
- HOAX LAW: Politicians To Address 'Swatting' - whotv.com
- Urbandale's Zaun Backs Fetal 'Personhood' Amendment - Patch.com
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Robert Hogg (D)
|Iowa State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
Larry Noble (R)
|Iowa State Senate District 35
| Succeeded by|
Wally Horn (D)