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Miller-Meeks Honors the Life of Former Iowa State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven

September 30, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, September 30th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor the life of former Iowa State Representative Jim Van Engelenhoven.



To watch Miller-Meeks’ speech, click HERE, and read her remarks as prepared for delivery below:

Madame Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of a man from my district, whose legacy of serving his community will continue to resonate for generations.

Last Monday, Jim Van Engelenhoven, a former Iowa State Representative from Mahaska County, passed away. Jim began his career in public service by serving in Iowa’s Air National Guard. In 1993, James was elected to Mahaska County’s Board of Supervisors, where he served until 1998, when he began serving as an Iowa State Representative.

Jim was loved by many in the Mahaska County community and across the State of Iowa for his compassion and willingness to go the extra mile to serve his community. My heart and prayers go out to Jim’s wife, Carol, his son, Jeff, and the rest of his loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Thank you, I yield back my time.