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List of current members of the Iowa House of Representatives

Iowa House districts, 2012-2022.

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Iowa. One State Representative is elected from each of the state's 100 electoral districts, with each House district making up half of an Senate district. The 2017-19 term is part of the 87th General Assembly. As of January 9, 2017, 59 of the seats are held by Republicans, 40 by Democrats and 1 seat is vacant. The presiding officer is the Speaker of the House, who is chosen by the majority party and elected by the House. In addition, representatives elect a Speaker Pro Tempore, chosen in the same manner as the Speaker, and the respective party caucuses elect a majority and minority leader, a majority and minority whip, and assistant party leaders.[1]

Representatives serve for two-year terms and are elected in the general election on election day, as part of the presidential and midterm elections. Newly elected representatives are sworn in and begin work on the second Monday of January.[1] Should a representative resign from office before his or her term expires, the governor calls a special election to replace the representative.[2] Representatives are not term-limited.[3]

Representatives generally serve on several standing committees and often serve on joint appropriations subcommittees, permanent statutory committees, and various boards and commissions.


Party compositionEdit

Party composition as of January 24, 2017.
Affiliation Members
Republican 59
Democratic 41

Current leadershipEdit

Current State RepresentativesEdit

Jurisdiction(s) represented
1 Dickinson, Lyon, and Osceola John Wills Republican 2014
2 Clay, Dickinson, and Palo Alto   Megan Jones Republican 2012 Judiciary (Vice Chair) Justice System
3 Cherokee, O'Brien, Plymouth, and Sioux   Dan Huseman Republican 1994 N/A Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals (Chair)
4 Sioux Skyler Wheeler Republican 2016
5 Plymouth and Woodbury Chuck Holz Republican 2015[a] N/A
6 Woodbury Jacob Bossman Republican 2018
7 Emmet, Kossuth, and Winnebago   Tedd Gassman Republican 2012 N/A Administration and Regulation (Vice Chair)
8 Hancock, Kossuth, and Wright Terry Baxter Republican 2014
9 Webster   Helen Miller Democratic 2002 Agriculture (Ranking Member) N/A
10 Calhoun, Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Webster Mike Sexton Republican 2014
11 Buena Vista and Sac   Gary Worthan Republican 2006[b] N/A Justice System (Chair)
12 Audubon, Carroll, and Crawford Brian Best Republican 2014
13 Woodbury   Chris Hall Democratic 2010 Commerce (Ranking Member) N/A
14 Woodbury Timothy Kacena Democratic 2016
15 Pottawattamie Charlie McConkey Democratic 2014
16 Pottawattamie   Mary Ann Hanusa Republican 2010 Economic Growth (Chair) Economic Development
17 Harrison, Ida, Monona, and Woodbury   Matt Windschitl Republican 2006 Administration and Rules (Chair) N/A
18 Crawford, Harrison, and Shelby Steven Holt Republican 2014
19 Dallas and Polk   Ralph Watts Republican 2002 N/A Administration and Regulation (Chair)
20 Adair, Cass, Dallas, and Guthrie   Clel Baudler Republican 2002 Public Safety (Chair) N/A
21 Adams, Cass, Pottawattamie, and Union Tom Moore Republican 2015[c]
22 Pottawattamie Jon Jacobsen Republican 2017
23 Fremont, Mills, and Montgomery David Sieck Republican 2015[d]
24 Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, and Taylor   Cecil Dolecheck Republican 1996 N/A Education (Chair)
25 Madison and Warren Stan Gustafson Republican 2014[e]
26 Warren   Scott Ourth Democratic 2012 N/A Agriculture and Natural Resources
27 Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, and Wayne   Joel Fry Republican 2010 N/A N/A
28 Jasper, Lucas, and Marion   Greg Heartsill Republican 2012 Government Oversight (Vice Chair), Local Government (Vice Chair) N/A
29 Jasper Wes Breckenridge Democratic 2016
30 Polk Zach Nunn Republican 2014
31 Polk   Rick Olson Democratic 2004 N/A Justice System
32 Polk   Ruth Ann Gaines Democratic 2010 Government Oversight (Ranking Member) N/A
33 Polk Brian Meyer Democratic 2013 N/A N/A
34 Polk   Bruce Hunter Democratic 2003[f] Labor (Ranking Member) Administration and Regulation
35 Polk   Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 2006 N/A N/A
36 Polk   Marti Anderson Democratic 2012 N/A Justice System
37 Polk   John Landon Republican 2012 Ways and Means (Vice Chair) Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals
38 Polk   Kevin Koester Republican 2008 Government Oversight (Chair) N/A
39 Polk   Jake Highfill Republican 2012 State Government (Vice Chair) Education
40 Polk   John Forbes Democratic 2012 N/A Health and Human Services
41 Polk   Jo Oldson Democratic 2002 Ways and Means (Ranking Member) N/A
42 Polk and Warren   Peter Cownie Republican 2008 Commerce (Chair) N/A
43 Polk   Chris Hagenow Republican 2008 N/A N/A
44 Dallas   Rob Taylor Republican 2012 Environmental Protection (Vice Chair) Education (Vice Chair)
45 Story   Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic 2004 Human Resources (Ranking Member) Health and Human Services
46 Story   Lisa Heddens Democratic 2002 N/A Health and Human Services (Ranking Member)
47 Boone and Greene   Chip Baltimore Republican 2010 Judiciary (Chair) Justice System
48 Boone, Hamilton, Story, and Webster   Robert Bacon Republican 2012 Human Resources (Vice Chair) Health and Human Services
49 Hardin and Story   Dave Deyoe Republican 2006 N/A Economic Development (Chair)
50 Butler, Grundy, and Hardin County, Iowa   Pat Grassley Republican 2006 Agriculture (Chair) Agriculture and Natural Resources
51 Howard, Mitchell, Winneshiek, and Worth Jane Bloomingdale Republican 2016
52 Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, and Floyd   Todd Prichard Democratic 2013[g] N/A N/A
53 Cerro Gordo   Sharon Steckman Democratic 2008 Education (Ranking Member) Education
54 Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin   Linda Upmeyer Republican 2002 N/A N/A
55 Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek Michael Bergan Republican 2016
56 Allamakee and Clayton Kristi Hager Republican 2016
57 Dubuque Shannon Lundgren Republican 2016
58 Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones Andy McKean Republican 2016
59 Black Hawk   Bob Kressig Democratic 2004 Public Safety (Ranking Member) Economic Development
60 Black Hawk   Walt Rogers Republican 2010 Administration and Rules (Vice Chair) N/A
61 Black Hawk Timi Brown-Powers Democratic 2014
62 Black Hawk Ras Smith Democratic 2016
63 Black Hawk and Bremer   Sandy Salmon Republican 2012 Veterans Affairs (Vice Chair) Agriculture and Natural Resources
64 Buchanan and Fayette   Bruce Bearinger Democratic 2012 N/A Agriculture and Natural Resources
65 Linn Liz Bennett Democratic 2014
66 Linn   Art Staed Democratic 2006; 2012 [h] Local Government (Ranking Member) Administration and Regulation
67 Linn Ashley Hinson Republican 2016
68 Linn Ken Rizer Republican 2014
69 Linn   Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic 2009[i] N/A Economic Development (Ranking Member)
70 Linn   Todd Taylor Democratic 1995[j] N/A Justice System (Ranking Member)
71 Marshall   Mark Smith Democratic 2000 N/A N/A
72 Black Hawk, Marshall, and Tama   Dean Fisher Republican 2012 Natural Resources (Vice Chair) Health and Human Services
73 Cedar, Johnson, and Muscatine   Bobby Kaufmann Republican 2012 Economic Growth (Vice Chair) Economic Development (Vice Chair)
74 Johnson   David Jacoby Democratic 2003[k] N/A Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals
75 Benton and Iowa   Dawn Pettengill Republican[l] 2004 N/A N/A
76 Iowa, Johnson, and Poweshiek   David Maxwell Republican 2012 N/A Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals (Vice Chair)
77 Johnson Amy Nielsen Democratic 2016
78 Keokuk and Washington   Jarad Klein Republican 2010 Agriculture (Vice Chair) Agriculture and Natural Resources (Vice Chair)
79 Mahaska and Marion   Guy Vander Linden Republican 2010 State Government (Chair) Administration and Regulation
80 Appanoose, Mahaska, Monroe, and Wapello   Larry Sheets Republican 2012 Labor (Vice Chair) Economic Development
81 Wapello   Mary Gaskill Democratic 2002 N/A N/A
82 Davis, Jefferson, Van Buren Phil Miller Democratic 2017
83 Lee   Jerry Kearns Democratic 2008 Veterans Affairs (Ranking Member) N/A
84 Henry, Jefferson, Lee County, Iowa, and Washington   David Heaton Republican 1994 N/A Health and Human Services (Chair)
85 Johnson   Vicki Lensing Democratic 2000 State Government (Ranking Member) N/A
86 Johnson   Mary Mascher Democratic 1994 N/A N/A
87 Des Moines   Dennis Cohoon Democratic 1986 N/A Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals (Ranking Member)
88 Des Moines, Louisa, and Muscatine David Kerr Republican 2016
89 Scott Monica Kurth Democratic 2017
90 Scott   Cindy Winckler Democratic 2000 N/A Education (Ranking Member)
91 Muscatine Gary Carlson Republican 2014
92 Scott Ross Paustian Republican 2014
93 Scott   Phyllis Thede Democratic 2008 Ethics (Ranking Member) N/A
94 Scott Gary Mohr Republican 2016
95 Buchanan and Linn Louie Zumbach Republican 2016
96 Delaware and Jones   Lee Hein Republican 2010 Environmental Protection (Chair) Agriculture and Natural Resources
97 Clinton and Scott Norlin Mommsen Republican 2014
98 Clinton   Mary Wolfe Democratic 2010 Judiciary (Ranking Member) N/A
99 Dubuque Abby Finkenauer Democratic 2014
100 Dubuque   Charles Isenhart Democratic 2008 Environmental Protection (Ranking Member) Economic Development


  1. ^ First elected in a November 3, 2015 special election.
  2. ^ First elected in a December 13, 2006 special election.
  3. ^ First elected in a December 8, 2015 special election.
  4. ^ First elected in a February 10, 2015 special election.
  5. ^ First elected in a January 7, 2014 special election.
  6. ^ First elected in a February 11, 2003 special election.
  7. ^ Brian Quirk was elected to this seat, but resigned before term start - Todd Prichard was sworn in on January 29, 2013 to succeed Quirk.[4]
  8. ^ First elected in 2006, lost re-election to the House in 2008, elected to the House in 2012.
  9. ^ First elected in a November 24, 2009 special election.
  10. ^ First elected in a June 27, 1995 special election.
  11. ^ First elected in an August 26, 2003 special election.
  12. ^ Pettengill was a Democrat until 2007.[5]

See alsoEdit


  • "Journal of the Senate, Eighty-Fourth General Assembly, 2011 Regular Session" (PDF). State of Iowa. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  • "1857 Constitution of the State of Iowa - Codified". Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  • Iowa Official Register, 2011-2012. 74. Iowa General Assembly, Legislative Services Agency, Glen Dickinson, Director.
  • "House, General Assembly: 86 (01/12/2015 – 01/08/2017)". Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  • "Leadership, General Assembly: 86 (01/12/2015 – 01/08/2017)". Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  • "Election Results and Statistics". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  1. ^ a b Legislative Guide to the Iowa General Assembly (PDF). Legal Services Division, Iowa Legislative Services Agency. December 2006. p. 2. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Iowa Code 2011 + Supplement §69.14" (PDF). January 9, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  3. ^ National Conference of State Legislatures (June 2009). "The Term Limited States". Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "Swearing In". January 29, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Pettengill, Dawn (2007-05-02). "In The Statehouse May 2, 2007". Pettengill for Iowans. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011.

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