State Representative Jim Lykam of Davenport today announced that he will see re-election to Iowa House in the new District 89, which covers portions of west and northwest Davenport. Lykam currently serves most of those citizens in the 85th House District.
Currently serving his 6th term in the Iowa House, Lykam is the Ranking Member of the House Transportation Committee and also serves on Commerce, Natural Resources, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources
Appropriations Committee. Lykam has received a host of awards for his leadership in the Iowa House including the Humane Society’s Humane State Legislator Award for his work on puppy mills and dog fighting;
the Gold Star Award from the Iowa State Sheriff’s and Deputies Association; and the Leadership Award from the Iowa Chiefs of Police and Police Officers Association.
After graduating from Davenport West High School and Palmer Junior College, Lykam operated a small business for over 25 years. Jim and his wife, Barb, have been married for thirty-nine years and they have
one grown son.
Jim has an extensive record of civic involvement. He served on the Davenport Plan & Zoning Commission and on the Park & Recreation Advisory Committee, chairing the baseball subcommittee. He
has also served as the vice president of the Davenport Colt League, a manager in the West Pony League, and a member emeritus of the Scott County Humane Society. His memberships further include the Davenport
Moose Lodge, Davenport Masonic Lodge #37, Kaaba Shrine, and Mohassan Grotto.