Jim Lykam

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Jim Lykam
Jim Lykam Iowa 86thGA.jpeg
86th General Assembly portrait (2015)
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 45th district
Assumed office
January 2017
Preceded by Joe Seng
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 89th district
In office
2003 – January 2, 2017
Preceded by Gerald D. Jones
Succeeded by Monica Kurth
Personal details
Born (1949-12-16) December 16, 1949 (age 69)
Davenport, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Residence Davenport, Iowa
Alma mater Palmer Junior College
Website Lykam's website

Jim Lykam (born December 16, 1949) is an American politician. He serves in the Iowa Senate, representing the 45th district. He previously represented the 89th district in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 to 2017.

Lykam received his AA from Palmer Junior College.

Lykam serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Local Government committee; the Natural Resources committee; the Transportation committee, where he is vice chair; and the Public Safety committee, where he is chair. He also serves on the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.

Lykam was re-elected in 2006 with 5,623 votes (54%), defeating Republican opponent Roby Smith. [1]

In December 2016, Lykam won a special election to the Iowa Senate.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/27/jim-lykam-wins-scott-county-special-election-walkover-win/95894120/

External links

  • Representative Jim Lykam official Iowa General Assembly site
  • Jim Lykam State Representative official constituency site
  • Profile at Vote Smart
Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hubert Houser
85th District
2003 – 2016
Succeeded by
Monica Kurth

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