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}}{{tnr}}'''Jack Whitver''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber on [[Iowa state legislative special elections, 2011#January 18, 2011|January 18, 2011]].
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Jack Whitver''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber on [[Iowa state legislative special elections, 2011#January 18, 2011|January 18, 2011]].
  
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Whitver has served as [[State Senate Minority Whip|Minority Whip]] since 2014.
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==Biography==
 
Whitver earned his B.S. in Exercise Science and his M.B.A. from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes owning Acceleration Iowa.
 
Whitver earned his B.S. in Exercise Science and his M.B.A. from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes owning Acceleration Iowa.
  

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Jack Whitver
Jack Whitver.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, Iowa State Senate
2014-Present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedJanuary 18, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Master'sIowa State University
Personal
ProfessionAssistant Football Coach, Drake University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jack Whitver is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber on January 18, 2011.

Whitver has served as Minority Whip since 2014.

Biography

Whitver earned his B.S. in Exercise Science and his M.B.A. from Iowa State University. His professional experience includes owning Acceleration Iowa.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa
Ethics
Human Resources
Judiciary
State Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Whitver served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jack Whitver endorsed Michele Bachmann in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Campaign themes

2011

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."

Jack Whitver's nomination speech
  • 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. [2]

Elections

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Iowa state legislative special elections, 2011

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.[3]

Personal

Whitver and his wife, Rachel, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Hogg (D)
Iowa State Senate District 19
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Larry Noble (R)
Iowa State Senate District 35
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Wally Horn (D)