John Landon >> Biography (House District 37)
525 NE Stone Valley Dr
Ankeny, Iowa 50021
Home: (515) 964.3514
Born and raised on the family farm near State Center, Iowa, John is a fourth generation Iowan, a veteran and a small business owner who has lived in Ankeny since 1994.
As a Partner at Peoples Company, a farm management and real estate business, John served as a farm manager and agricultural realtor. In addition, he owns and operates several local farms. In the past John merchandised grain for two international grain trading companies, and managed three different grain elevators over a career in business and farming that spans three decades. His long career in agriculture and family farming gives him a unique perspective on what drives Iowa’s economy, as well as an in-depth understanding of Iowa’s agricultural production, bi-products and related manufacturing industries.
In addition to his military service, John’s community service includes Stewardship Committee Leader and Deacon at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Ankeny. I was also a Cub Scout Pack 87 leader and Boy Scout Troup 188 Leader over a twelve year period.
John and his wife, Marvis, have 2 children and celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary in February 2012. Their son, a 2011 Iowa State University graduate, and their daughter, a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University, are both graduates of the Ankeny School district.