Jack Drake (politician)

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Jack Drake
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Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 21st district
57th (2003–2013)
81st (1993–2003)
In office
1993–2015
Preceded by Jack Hatch
Personal details
Born (1934-07-29)July 29, 1934
Walnut, Iowa
Died October 11, 2015(2015-10-11) (aged 81)
Atlantic, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Shirley
Children 4
Residence Griswold, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa
Profession Farmer
Website Drake's website

Jack Edwin Drake (July 29, 1934 – October 11, 2015) was an American politician in the Iowa State Representative from the 21st District. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1993 until his death. Drake was born and raised near Walnut, Iowa and lived in Griswold. Drake attended the University of Iowa.[1]

As of January 2013, Drake served on several committees in the Iowa House – the Agriculture, Appropriations, and State Government committees. He also served as the chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.

Biography

Jack Drake was first elected in 1992. He was born on July 29, 1934, in Walnut, Iowa. His father, Wallace, and mother, Arlene, were both farmers. He attended grade school at Lincoln #2 Country School in Walnut. He graduated from Atlantic High School. Following graduation, he attended the University of Iowa.

In 1954, he married his wife, Shirley, and together they have raised four children – three of which still live in SW Iowa. The fourth lives in Nevada, Iowa. He and his wife Shirley have eleven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren

Drake attends Griswold United Methodist Church. He was the Chair of the Finance Committee and served on the Audit Committee. He was a former Sunday school teacher

He was Board Secretary of the Walnut Telephone Company. In addition, he was an active member of the Corn Growers Association, Soybean Association, NFIB, and Iowa Farm Bureau.

He was a former Board Member of the Pottawattamie County Zoning Board; the former President of the East Pottawattamie County Farm Bureau; and the former President of the Pottawattamie County Extension Council. Jack was active in 4-H and served as a leader of the organization at one time. Drake died on October 11, 2015 in hospital at Atlantic, Iowa.[2]

Electoral history

*incumbent

81st District contests
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1992 [3]
District 81
Republican Jack DrakeRepublicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 1992 [4]
District 81
Turnout: 12,393
Republican (newly redistricted) Jack DrakeRepublican6,38551.52%
Joyce Rodenborn Democratic6,00848.48%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1994 [5]
District 81
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 1994 [6]
District 81
Turnout: 10,332
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republican5,61154.31%
Blane Kerkhoff Democratic4,71845.66%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1996 [7]
District 81
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 1996 [8]
District 81
Turnout: 11,860
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republican7,00259.04%
Marcus Gross Democratic4,85340.92%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1998 [9]
District 81
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 1998 [10]
District 81
Turnout: 9,353
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republican6,11565.38%
Joyce Schulte Democratic3,23734.61%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2000 [11]
District 81
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2000 [12]
District 81
Turnout: 13,027
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republican8,35965.17%
Jack Ryan Democratic4,66535.81%
Early 57th District contests
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2002 [13]
District 57
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2002 [14]
District 57
Turnout: 10,721
Republican (newly redistricted) Jack Drake*Republican6,77463.18%
Donald J. Sonntag Democratic3,94536.80%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2004 [15]
District 57
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2004 [16]
District 57
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [17]
District 57
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [18]
District 57
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [19]
District 57
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [20]
District 57
Turnout: 14,510
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republican8,31757.32%
Ron Rosmann Democratic5,83540.21%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [21]
District 57
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [22]
District 57
Republican hold Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [23]
District 21
Republican Jack Drake*Republicanunopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [24]
District 21
Turnout: 15,433
Republican (newly redistricted) Jack Drake*Republican8,32253.92%
John Rose Democratic6,29740.80%

References

  1. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanticnewstelegraph/obituary.aspx?n=jack-edwin-drake&pid=176099906
  2. ^ Longtime Iowa House member Jack Drake dies at age 81 Archived 2015-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Primary Election, June 2, 1992, Official Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  4. ^ "1992 General Election, November 3, 1992, Official Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  5. ^ "Primary Election, June 7, 1994, Official Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 54. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  6. ^ "1994 General Election, November 8, 1994, Official Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 37. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  7. ^ "Iowa Primary Election – June 4, 1996" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 430. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  8. ^ "Iowa General Election – November 5, 1996" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 458. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  9. ^ "1998primcanv.pdf" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 407. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  10. ^ "Iowa General Election – November 3, 1998" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 430. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  11. ^ "June 6, 2000 Primary Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  12. ^ "November 7, 2000 General Election Iowa Official Results, State House of Representatives" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-16. p. 31. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  13. ^ "Canvass Summary, 2002 Primary Election 6/4/2002" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-01. p. 25. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  14. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2002 General Election 11/5/2002" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 33. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  15. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2004 Primary Election 6/8/2004" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  16. ^ "Canvass Summary, Final, 2004 General Election 11/2/2004" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  17. ^ "2006 Primary Election, Official Results" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  18. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, Election: 2006 General Election-11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 39. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  19. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, 2008 Primary Election-06-03-2008 Party: All" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2008-06-19. p. 188. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  20. ^ "State of Iowa Official Canvass Summary, November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 50. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  21. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  22. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 98. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  23. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 102. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  24. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 67. Retrieved 2013-01-15.

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jack Hatch
81st District
1993–2003
Succeeded by
James Van Fossen
Preceded by
Paul Bell
57th District
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Nancy Dunkel
Preceded by
Anesa Kajtazovic
21st District
2013–2015
Succeeded by
TBA