J. Scott J. Raecker

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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Director - Institute for Character Development
Polk
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
63

Term

Serving seventh term in House.

Profession

Executive director of Character Counts In Iowa.

Education

Received B.A. from Grinnell College.

Memberships and Activities

Drake University School of Education National Advisory Board member, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Board Member, chair of Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies Advisory Council, Josephson Institute of Ethics Board of Governors, United States Center for Citizen Diplomacy founding board member, Shining City Foundation board member, Midwest Council of State Governments Legislative Leadership Institute - fellow, member and past chair. Member of Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M., Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1961 in Waterloo. Resides in Urbandale.

Family Members

Wife, Martha; two children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Director - Institute for Character Development
Polk
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
63

Term

Serving sixth term in House.

Profession

Executive director of the Institute for Character Development.

Education

Received B.A. from Grinnell College.

Memberships and Activities

Drake University School of Education National Advisory Board member, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation board member, co-chair Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies Advisory Council, Josephson Institute of Ethics Board of Governors, United States Center for Citizen Diplomacy board member, Shining City Foundation board member, co-chair Midwest Council of State Governments Legislative Leadership Institute. Member of Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M., Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1961 in Waterloo. Resides in Urbandale.

Family Members

Wife Martha; two children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Dir. Institute for Character Development
Polk
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
63

Term

Serving fifth term in House.

Profession

Executive director of the Institute for Character Development.

Education

Received B.A. from Grinnell College.

Memberships and Activities

Board member of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Smithsonian Institution Center for Cultural Studies, Drake University Education National Advisory Board, and CHARACTER COUNTS National Advisory Board. Chair of the Midwest Council of Governments Legislative Leadership Institute-BILLD. Member of Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Des Moines AM, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1961 in Waterloo. Resides in Urbandale.

Family Members

Wife Martha and two children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Dir. Institute for Character Development
Polk
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
63

Term

Serving fourth term in House.

Profession

Executive director of the Institute for Character Development.

Education

Received B.A. from Grinnell College.

Memberships and Activities

Board member of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Mentoring Partnership, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folk Life and Cultural Studies, Drake University School of Education National Advisory Board, and founding board member of the Advocacy Network for Aging Iowans. Co-chair of the Midwest Council of Governments Legislative Leadership Institute-BILLD. Member of Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Des Moines AM, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Birth and Residence

Born and raised in Waterloo. Resides in Urbandale.

Family Members

Wife Martha; two children.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Dir. Institute for Character Development
Polk
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
63

Executive director of the Institute for Character Development. Born and raised in Waterloo. Resides in Urbandale. Received B.A. from Grinnell College. Board member of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, 1999 U.S. Senior Open Committee, committee co-chair for the Iowa Summit on Volunteerism, and Rotary. Wife Martha; two children. Serving third term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Dir. Institute for Character Development
Polk
79
01/08/2001 - 01/12/2003
76

Executive director of the Institute for Character Development. Born and raised in Waterloo. Resides in Urbandale. Received B.A. from Grinnell College. Board member of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Mentoring Partnership, Smithsonian Institution Center for Folk Life and Cultural Studies, Drake University School of Education National Advisory Board, and 1999 U.S. Senior Open Committee. Member of Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Des Moines AM, and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Wife Martha; two children. Serving second term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Executive Dir. Institute for Character Development
Polk
78
01/11/1999 - 01/07/2001
76

Birth: August 30, 1961, Waterloo. Parents: Jim and Thieleane Raecker. Education: B.A., Grinnell College, 1984. Spouse: Martha. Children: 1 daughter, Emily; 1 son, Maxwell. Profession and Activities: Executive director, Institute for Character Development, Drake University; Former executive director, Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission. Member: St. Stephen Lutheran Church; Urbandale and Johnston Chambers of Commerce; Des Moines A.M. Rotary Club; Urbandale Optimist Club. Board member: lowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Vice president, Drake Area Business Association. Committee member: 1999 U.S. Senior Open; Governor's 21st Century Workforce Council. Co-chair, Iowa Summit on Volunteerism, 1998. Certified character development specialist and workplace ethics trainer, Josephson Institute of Ethics. Term: First.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources