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Joe Riding
Joe Riding.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 30
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 schoolSoutheast Polk High School
Bachelor'sUpper Iowa University
ProfessionGolf Course Manager
Office website
Joe Riding is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 30 since 2013.

Riding currently manages his family's golf course. He attended Upper Iowa University, receiving a Bachelor's degree.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Local Government
Ways and Means


Campaign themes

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


  • Excerpt:"The State’s role in the economy is to create an environment that allows all businesses, both large and small, to be created, to expand, and to prosper."


  • Excerpt:"In my discussions with teachers and school administrators, the lack of parental involvement in their children’s education is the single biggest issue that faces our educational system today."

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt:"The United States Constitution guarantees its citizens the right to bear arms. I will work with all individuals and groups to protect these rights."

Collective Bargaining

  • Excerpt:"A group has the right to organize and collective bargain on their behalf for their wages and benefits."



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Riding ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 30. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent David Jacoby ran in district 74 due to redistricting. Riding defeated Jim Carley (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Riding 52.1% 8,764
     Republican Jim Carley 47.9% 8,044
Total Votes 16,808

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Riding and his wife of 20 years, Leann, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Jacoby (D)
Iowa House of Representatives District 30
Succeeded by