GOP: Meet Our Members – Jake Highfill

September 30, 2015

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Representative Jake Highfill is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 39th District which includes Grimes and Johnston.

Rep. Highfill is the Vice Chairman of the International Relations committee, and also serves on the Education, Local Government, and State Government committees, as well as the Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals budget subcommittee.

Jake is a 2008 graduate of Johnston High School where he started on the football and wrestling teams and was selected as the Homecoming King because of his outstanding service to the school and community.  While balancing work and athletics, Jake worked at Hy-Vee since he was 14 in various roles, including management.  He has also worked at Acceleration Iowa as a sports performance coach for children and young adults.  Jake attended the University of Iowa where he majored in Business and minored in Exercise Science.

Jake is the son of Brent, president of a Hy-Vee subsidiary and Assistant Vice President of Hy-Vee, and Renee, a certified pharmaceutical technician.  He has one sister, Kara, a Johnston High graduate who attends the University of Illinois at Chicago.

To contact Jake, you can email him at


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