John Landon is honored to be the Republican nominee in the November 6, 2012 General election for Iowa House District 37 State Representative which includes Northern Ankeny and Lincoln and Douglas Townships.
As a small business owner and family farmer, John will be an aggressive leader for Ankeny and surrounding townships in the state legislature. He is dedicated to balancing the state budget; creating jobs in a favorable climate for business and agricultural growth; eliminating costly regulations; and making education more cost effective.
Born and raised on the family farm near State Center, Iowa, John and his wife Marvis, a realtor with Coldwell Banker who retired from the John Deere Ag Division in 2009, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in February 2012. Their son, a 2011 Iowa State University graduate; and their daughter, a 2012 ISU graduate, are both graduates of the Ankeny School district, having attended Ankeny schools K-12.
John is a Partner at Peoples Company, a farm management and real estate business, where he serves as a farm manager and agricultural realtor. In addition, John and his wife Marvis operate several local farms that grow corn and soybeans. John has also merchandised grain for two international grain trading companies, and managed three different grain elevators over a career in business and farming that spans three decades.
John is a dedicated public servant who believes strongly in supporting his community. John is a member of the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce and an active leader in Polk County Republicans. He also served as a Cub Scout Pack 87 leader, and Boy Scout Troup 188 Leader over a twelve year period.
Candidate, Iowa House of Representatives, District 37, 2012
Representative, Iowa State House of Representatives, 2012-present
He has served as a church Deacon and currently leads the Stewardship Committee at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ankeny.
John graduated in only three years from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
John enlisted in the Navy Seabees soon after graduation. He completed a tour of duty in Viet Nam, and also served a tour in Puerto Rico.