James Kenyon

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Iowa House of Representatives District 59
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James Kenyon was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 59 of the Iowa House of Representatives.[1][2]

Kenyon has owned and operated his own veterinary practice for 30 years. He served as a Major in the United States Army and was later a member of the Reserves for 13 years.[3]


Campaign themes

Kenyon's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Excerpt:"From my 20 years on the Cedar Falls Board of Education working with the best and brightest administrators and teachers to make sound decisions for our children’s education. "
  • Excerpt:"From my 30 years business experience learning the significance of development, change, taxation, health care, employer leadership, and customer and employee needs."
  • Excerpt:"Supporting the University and all it provides for our community. As a local Cedar Falls resident, our city planning, utilities, recreational, environmental and economic developments have made this a 'place to call home.'"



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kenyon ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 59. Kenyon defeated Howard W. Lyon, Jr. in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent Bob Kressig (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

Iowa House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Kressig Incumbent 57% 8,762
     Republican James Kenyon 43% 6,621
Total Votes 15,383
Iowa House of Representatives, District 59 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Kenyon 72.7% 583
Howard Lyon, Jr. 27.3% 219
Total Votes 802


Kenyon and Cynthia, his wife of 41 years, have three children.[3]

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