Representative John Kooiker View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 86 (2015)
Home County: Sioux
John Kooiker
Sioux County


Serving first term in House.


Farmer and substitute teacher. Retired rural letter carrier.


Graduated from Western Christian High School, Hull. Received A.B. in Math. Ed. from Calvin College in Michigan (1968). Received M.A. in Math. Ed. from Kansas State University (1972).

Military Service

U.S. Army. M.P. Sentry Dog Handler and Medical Records Clerk (1968 – 1970).

Memberships and Activities

American Legion, Gideons International, Sioux County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner, Hull Hope Christian Reformed Church elder, math and physics teacher at the Christian Academy in Japan (1972 – 1974), President of Christian Farmers Association (1977 – 1984), Center for Public Justice, World Renew Disaster Response volunteer, and Love INC volunteer.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1946 in Hull. Raised on a farm near Hardwick, Minnesota, and in Hull. Resides on a farm near Boyden.

Family Members

Wife, Sherry; four children and nine grandchildren.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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