ImageJack served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1985 to 1993. In 1993, he accepted the position of State Director with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. He returned to the Iowa House after winning election in November of 2000 and then won his first term to the Iowa Senate in 2002.

Presently, Jack is chair of the Senate Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee. He also serves on the Economic Growth, Human Resources, State Government, Labor & Business Relations, and Appropriations committees.




Lifelong Public Servant

During his legislative career, Jack is known for health care reform, children and family services, small business development and social and economic justice issues.

In a distinguished 22-year career in the Iowa House and Senate, Jack’s become known as a serious policymaker with a track record of fighting and winning for Iowans. From health care reform to environmental protection, Jack has written some of the most significant legislation of the past three decades in Iowa.

Authored 1989’s comprehensive “point source” contamination clean-up, the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Act Co-sponsored the legislation that created Resource Enhancement Program. Jack’s also been a fighter for a better Iowa when it comes to specific issues he’s passionate about:

· Health Care

· Children and Family Services

· Small Business

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