Born and raised in Adel, Jake has always enjoyed living in a small community. The year Jake was born, his father started a private ambulance service based in Des Moines. From a very young age, Jake was employed with the company. Jake has served as the Director of Business Development, Director of Operations, and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Jake is also an EMT and enjoys working side-by-side with his colleagues.
Jake is the proud father of five beautiful children: Isaac, Leah, Adam, Jared, and Caleb.
In 2008 Jake earned his Associate Degree with Honors in Business Administration from AIB College of Business in Des Moines. In 2009 he graduated, again with Honors, with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from AIB. Jake is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society.
In 2010, Jake helped establish The Young Republicans of Dallas County, and served as the President from 2010 to 2013. He has also served as a member of the Dallas County Central Committee. Jake has been active in the campaigns of numerous Republicans at the federal, state, and local level.
Jake was first elected to the Iowa Legislature in 2012 and was most recently re-elected to the Iowa Senate in 2020. Jake serves in the key role as President of the Senate.
As the son of a veteran, public service has been a constant part of Jake’s life. From his efforts as a Boy Scout and recipient of the Eagle Scout Award to the positions in which he now serves, he has always enjoyed serving those around him. Jake is grateful for the opportunity to serve the hard working people of Iowa at the state level.