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Jim Lykam
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Iowa House of Representatives District 85
In office
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 12
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sPalmer Junior College
Date of birthDecember 16, 1949
Place of birthDavenport, IA
ProfessionSales Manager, Action Glass & Trim, Inc
Office website
Jim Lykam (b. December 16, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 85th District since 2003.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lykam has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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.[1]

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


On November 4, 2008, Lykam was re-elected to the 85th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Linda Greenlee (R). [2] Lykam raised $71,560 for his campaign, while Greenlee raised $19,064. [3]

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

Campaign donors


In 2010 Lykam collected $38,138 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[4]

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


In 2008 Lykam collected $71,560 in donations.[5]

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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