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Jake Highfill
Jake Highfill.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 39
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolJohnston High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Office website
Jake Highfill is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 39 since 2013.

Highfill attended the University of Iowa, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Business.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Local Government
Natural Resources
State Government, Vice-chair


Campaign Themes

Highfill's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Honor the Constitution

  • Excerpt:"I believe in personal freedoms and that the individual should be responsible for the choices they make and not the government."

Lower Taxes and Remove Regulations on Iowa’s Job Creators

  • Excerpt:"The best way to create private sector jobs is for the government to get out of the way and let job creators run their business."

Defend the 2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt:"As your State Representative, I will stand firmly with gun owners and protect their rights."

Protect the Sanctity of Life

  • Excerpt:"I believe that life begins at conception and that taxpayer dollars should not go to fund abortions."

Decrease the Size of Government

  • Excerpt:"I believe a smaller government will help our community grow and prosper and it is what I will fight for at the State Capitol as your Representative."



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Highfill ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 39. Highfill defeated incumbent Erik Helland in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Highfill defeated Kelsey Clark (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill 52.1% 9,218
     Democratic Kelsey Clark 47.9% 8,466
Total Votes 17,684

Iowa House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJake Highfill 52.1% 622
Erik Helland Incumbent 47.9% 572
Total Votes 1,194

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Preceded by
Dawn Pettengill (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 39
Succeeded by