Representative John Kooiker View All Years
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).
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.
Wife, Sherry; four children and nine grandchildren.