Kevin Koester >> Biography (House District 38)

4207 Walnut Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023


DOB: 6/3/1954
Spouse: Linda



Kevin Koester is serving his fifth term in the Iowa House.

Koester is a lifelong Iowan and an alumnus of the University of Iowa. His wife, Linda, teaches Psychology for DMACC. Kevin and Linda have three grown children who are graduates of Ankeny High School.  They also have ten grandchildren.

Kevin served thirty years as a school administrator in Ankeny. He now serves as Executive Director of Neveln Center, a non-profit human services center in Ankeny.  Kevin also served as President of the National Community Education Association in 2004.

His local leadership record demonstrates diverse and meaningful commitments to his community. He has been elected to serve as a board officer for numerous community organizations, including the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Dollars for Scholars, Ankeny School District Foundation, Ankeny Service Center at Neveln, YMCA, Employee and Family Resources, and United Way. Additionally, the Ankeny Chamber honored him as the 2003 Citizen of the Year.

Koester is also the recent recipient of Iowa Legislator of the Year awards from associations dealing with a variety of issues including brain injuries, education, health, insurance, and libraries.