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Jamie Van Fossen

Jamie Van Fossen

Iowa politician
Jamie Van Fossen
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Intro Iowa politician
A.K.A. James Van Fossen, James Van Fossen, Jr.
Is Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 5 May 1960, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Age 60 years
Star sign Taurus
Politics Republican Party of Iowa, Republican Party
Father: Jim Van Fossen
St. Ambrose University
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James "Jamie" Van Fossen (born May 5, 1960) is a former Iowa State Representative from the 81st and 42nd Districts. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1995 to 2009. He received his BBA from Saint Ambrose University.

During his last term in the Iowa House, Van Fossen served on the Commerce, Economic Growth, Local Government, and Ways and Means committees.

Van Fossen was first elected in 1994 in then-District 42. After the districts were redrawn for the 2002 election, he served in the 81st district. He left office in 2009, having lost his 2008 reelection bid to Democratic opponent Phyllis Thede.

Electoral history


District 42 elections (1994 – 2000)
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 1994 
District 42
Turnout: 2,793
Republican James Van FossenRepublican1,42350.9
Joyce Bawden Republican1,08638.9
Jerry Harkins Republican28410.2
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1994 
District 42
Turnout: 8,218
Republican hold James Van FossenRepublican4,87859.4
Matthew R. Wissing Democratic3,34040.6
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1996 
District 42
Turnout: 10,093
Republican hold James Van Fossen*Republican5,76857.1
Lauren M. Phelps Democratic4,32542.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 1998 
District 42
Turnout: 7,808
Republican hold James Van Fossen*Republican4,33955.6
Jim Hayek Democratic3,44944.2
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2000 
District 42
Turnout: 11,177
Republican hold James Van Fossen*Republican6,01453.8
John E. White Democratic4,82843.2
Rich Moroney Libertarian3292.9
Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 
District 81
Turnout: 9,711
Republican (newly redistricted) James Van Fossen*Republican5,61957.9
Wayne Hean Democratic4,07341.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 
District 81
Turnout: 14,766
Republican hold Jamie Van Fossen*Republican8,13455.1
Alan E. Guard Democratic6,61144.8
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 
District 81
Turnout: 10,760
Republican hold Jamie Van Fossen*Republican5,50151.1
Lauren H. Phelps Democratic4,93445.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 
District 81
Turnout: 15,711
Democratic gain from RepublicanPhyllis ThedeDemocratic8,73655.6
Jamie Van Fossen* Republican6,95144.2
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