Lindsay James
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 99th district
Assumed office
Preceded byAbby Finkenauer
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Christopher James
ResidenceDubuque, Iowa
Alma materSanta Clara University

Lindsay James is a Democratic politician, representing the 99th District in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2019.[1]


James graduated from West Linn High School in 1999.[2] She obtained a degree in communications from Santa Clara University 2003 and earned her master's degree in divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2007.[3]


James was a minister for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church from 2007 to 2010, an interfaith chaplain for Endicott College from 2012 to 2015, and an associate pastor for Westminster Presbyterian Church from 2016 to 2017.[3] Starting in 2015, she was an adjunct professor for the University of Dubuque.[3][4] In 2017, James co-founded and directed the Loras College Peace Institute.[5]

Electoral history

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2018 [6]
District 99
Turnout: 14,054
Democratic hold Lindsay JamesDemocratic8,47660.31
Pauline Chilton Republican5,56439.59


James has been or is currently a member of the following organizations:[3]



Personal life

James lives with her husband Christopher and two children.[3]


  1. ^ "State Representative Lindsay James". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  2. ^ "WL native earns seat in Iowa House of Representatives". West Linn Tidings. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Representative Lindsay James' Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  4. ^ "Dubuque pastor, educator to run for Finkenauer's seat". Telegraph Herald. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  5. ^ "Peace Institute". Loras College. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  6. ^ "General Election November 6, 2018". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2020-01-09.