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John Whitaker (Iowa politician)

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John R. Whitaker
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 90th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – July 17, 2009
Preceded by David Schrader
Succeeded by Curt Hanson
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Hillsboro, Iowa
Website Whitaker's website

John R. Whitaker is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency in Iowa, a former Iowa State Representative from the 90th District, and a former assistant House majority leader. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 until his July 17, 2009 resignation from the House to accept an appointment to head the USDA's Farm Service Agency in Iowa.[1][2] A special election to fill his seat took place on September 1, 2009.[3]

During his last term in the House, Whitaker served on several committees in the Iowa House: the Administration and Rules committee; the Environmental Protection committee; the Natural Resources committee; the Public Safety committee; and the Transportation committee. His political experience includes serving as Assistant Majority Leader of the Iowa House and serving as Van Buren County Supervisor.

Electoral history



External links

Iowa portal
  • Whitaker on Project Vote Smart
  • Whitaker's Capitol Web Address
Preceded by
David Schrader
90th District
2003 – July 17, 2009
Succeeded by
Curt Hanson
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