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Linda Upmeyer

Linda L. Upmeyer (born July 23, 1952) is the Iowa State Representative from the 54th District. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2003 and is the current Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives. She is the first female Speaker in Iowa's history. She received her BSN from the University of Northern Iowa and her MSN from Drake University. On August 19, 2015 was elected by the members of the Iowa House of Representatives Republican majority to serve as the Speaker of the House. Upmeyer's father, Del Stromer served as Speaker from 1981–82.

Linda Upmeyer
Linda Upmeyer official photo.jpg
Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 54th district
14th (2003–2016)
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Clarence Hoffman
Personal details
Born (1952-07-23) July 23, 1952 (age 65)
Mason City, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Doug Upmeyer
Children 5
Residence Clear Lake, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa, Drake University
Occupation Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Website house%20website

Upmeyer serves on the Administration and Rules committee in the Iowa House. She is also a member of the Legislative Council.

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BiographyEdit

Upmeyer was born in Mason City, Iowa to Del Stromer and Harriett Ostendorf. She grew up in Garner on the family farm. First elected in 2002, Upmeyer serves as the Majority Leader of the Iowa House of Representatives. She is a cardiology nurse practitioner. She is the National Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization funded by the Koch brothers[1] and focused on limited government, free markets, and federalism.

Electoral historyEdit

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2002 [2]
District 12
Turnout: 4,112
Republican (newly redistricted) Linda Upmeyer Republican 2,799 68
Kirk Kraft Republican 1,309 32
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [3]
District 12
Turnout: 10,820
Republican (newly redistricted) Linda Upmeyer Republican 6,617 61
Jim Braun Democratic 4,197 39
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [4]
District 12
Turnout: 15,033
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican 10,436 69
Vernon Harper Democratic 4,585 31
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [5]
District 12
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [6]
District 12
Turnout: 14,474
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican 10,086 70
Randall Rainer Democratic 4,380 30
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [7]
District 12
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [8]
District 54
Republican (newly redistricted) Linda Upmeyer* Republican unopposed

* = incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Center for Public Integrity. "Koch brothers pour more cash into think tanks, ALEC". Center for Public Integrity. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Canvass Summary – 2002 Primary Election (6/4/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-07-01. p. 6. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Canvass Summary – Final – 2002 General Election (11/5/2002)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2002-12-02. p. 25. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Canvass Summary – Final – 2004 General Election (11/2/2004)" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2004-12-06. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, 2006 General Election 11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  6. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  7. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-12-16. p. 53. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 100. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarence Hoffman
12th District
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Dan Muhlbauer
Preceded by
Ron Jorgensen
54th District
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent