J.D. Scholten is an American politician, former paralegal, and baseball star. He was born James D. Scholten in 1980 in Ames, Iowa. He has played baseball in Canada, Belgium, and France, among other countries. He has also worked as a paralegal with various firms.
He is widely known for being nominated as the congressional candidate for the 4th district in Iowa in the 2018 elections. He ran against Republican Steve King and nearly caused a major upset by beating King. He would later run again in 2020 and was defeated again, but this time by republican Randy Feenstra.