Kevin Koester >> Biography (House District 38)

4207 Walnut Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023


DOB: 6/3/1954
Spouse: Linda



Kevin served thirty years as a school administrator in Ankeny.  He is Executive Director of Neveln Center in Ankeny and a part time Consultant with Koester Construction.

He is in his 3rd term in the Iowa House, having served as Chair of Ethics and now Government Oversight.  Kevin served as President of the National Community Education in 2004.  His local leadership record demonstrates diverse and meaningful commitments to his community.  He has been selected a board officer of numerous agencies including Iowa Dollars for Scholars, Ankeny School District Foundation, Ankeny Substance Abuse Project, EFR, United Way and Ankeny Chamber of Commerce which selected Kevin as 2003 Citizen of the Year.

Legislator of the year awards:  2013 Iowa After School Alliance; 2013 Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa; 2012 Iowa Physician Assistant Society; 2010 Iowa Library Association; 2009 Iowa Fraternal Insurance Congress.

Kevin is a lifelong Iowan and an alumnus of the University of Iowa.  His wife, Linda, teaches Psychology at DMACC.  Kevin and Linda have three grown children who were students of Ankeny High School and DMACC.  Two are graduates of Iowa State University.

Kevin serves on these Boards / Commissions:

  • Iowa Early Access Board
  • State Child Care Advisory Committee
  • Central Iowa Area Health Education Center
  • Iowa After School Alliance
  • Iowa Network for Community and School Partners
  • Polk County Health Services Board