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Jack Gilchrist Hatch

Jack Hatch, American State legislator, public policy consultant. Elected to Iowa House of Representatives, since 1984; president Wallace House Foundation, Des Moines, since 1988; member Wilkie House, 1982-1986; treasurer Iowa Children & Family Superior vena cava syndrome, 1977-1982; member Urban Dreams, since 1989. Member American Society Public Administration (president Iowa chapter 1974-1976, national board member 1976-1980).

Background

Hatch, Jack Gilchrist was born on March 13, 1950 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Francis M. and Joanne Fitzpatrick Hatch.

Education

Bachelor, Drake University, Des Moines, 1972. Master of Public Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, 1973.

Career

Operations specialist, City of Des Moines, 1973;director disaster office, Housing and Urban Development, Des Moines, 1973-1974;assistant to director, Center Iowa Association Local Govts., Des Moines, 1974-1976;director operations, Center Iowa Association Local Govts., Des Moines, 1976-1978;director marketing, Mitchell & Mitchell, Des Moines, 1978-1979;owner, president, Hatch & Associations, Des Moines, since 1979.

Religion

In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

Views

It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

Membership

Elected to Iowa House of Representatives, since 1984. President Wallace House Foundation, Des Moines, since 1988. Member Wilkie House, 1982-1986.

Treasurer Iowa Children & Family Superior vena cava syndrome, 1977-1982. Member Urban Dreams, since 1989. Member American Society Public Administration (president Iowa chapter 1974-1976, national board member 1976-1980).

Connections

Married Sonja Jayne Roberts, May 30, 1987. Children: Regan, Caslon.

Politics

God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.