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Iowa House of Representatives

Coordinates: 41°35′28″N 93°36′14″W / 41.591°N 93.604°W / 41.591; -93.604

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly. The upper house is the Iowa Senate. There are 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives, representing 100 single-member districts across the state, formed by dividing the 50 Senate districts in half. Each district has a population of approximately 30,464 as of the 2010 United States Census.[1] The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Iowa House of Representatives
Iowa General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 12, 2015
Leadership
Linda Upmeyer (R)
Since January 14, 2016
Speaker pro tempore
Matt Windschitl (R)
Since April 30, 2014
Majority Leader
Chris Hagenow (R)
Since January 14, 2016
Minority Leader
Mark Smith (D)
Since August 10, 2013
Structure
Seats 100
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of Iowa.svg
Political groups

Majority party

Minority party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Legislative Department, Section 3, Iowa Constitution
Salary $25,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(100 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(100 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Service Agency with legislative approval
Meeting place
Iowa House of Reps.JPG
House of Representatives Chamber
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa
Website
Iowa General Assembly

Unlike the upper house, the Iowa Senate, state House representatives serve two-year terms with the whole chamber up for re-election in even-numbered years. There are no term limits for the House.

Iowa House districts for 2012-2022

Contents

Leadership of the HouseEdit

The Speaker of the House presides over the House in the chief leadership position, controlling the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus, followed by confirmation of the full House on passage of a floor vote. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses according to each party's strength in the chamber.

LeadersEdit

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer Republican 54
Majority Leader Chris Hagenow Republican 43
Minority Leader Mark Smith Democratic 71

Current compositionEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 57 43 100 0
Begin[2] 59 41 100 0
June 16, 2017[3] 40 99 1
August 9, 2017[4] 41 100 0
Latest voting share 59% 41%

Past notable membersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iowa Legislative Services Agency (2011-03-31). "First Redistricting Plan" (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ "2017 Iowa Legislature convenes amid pomp, speeches". DesMoinesRegister.com. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  3. ^ Rep. Curt Hanson (D-82) dies "Iowa Rep. Curt Hanson has died". KCCI. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 
  4. ^ Democrat Phil Miller elected to replace Rep. Curt Hanson (D-82)"Democrat Phil Miller wins Iowa House District 82 special election". Des Moines Register. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-08-09. 

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