List of current members of the Iowa House of Representatives
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[update], 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.
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. Should a representative resign from office before his or her term expires, the governor calls a special election to replace the representative. Representatives are not term-limited.
Representatives generally serve on several standing committees and often serve on joint appropriations subcommittees, permanent statutory committees, and various boards and commissions.
|Speaker of the House||Linda Upmeyer||Republican||54|
|Speaker pro tempore||Matt Windschitl||Republican||17|
|Majority Leader||Chris Hagenow||Republican||43|
|Minority Leader||Mark Smith||Democratic||71|
Current State RepresentativesEdit
|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)|
|5||Plymouth and Woodbury||Chuck Holz||Republican||2015[a]||N/A|
|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|
|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]|
|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|
|31||Polk||Rick Olson||Democratic||2004||N/A||Justice System|
|32||Polk||Ruth Ann Gaines||Democratic||2010||Government Oversight (Ranking Member)||N/A|
|34||Polk||Bruce Hunter||Democratic||2003[f]||Labor (Ranking Member)||Administration and Regulation|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|66||Linn||Art Staed||Democratic||2006; 2012 [h]||Local Government (Ranking Member)||Administration and Regulation|
|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)|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|90||Scott||Cindy Winckler||Democratic||2000||N/A||Education (Ranking Member)|
|93||Scott||Phyllis Thede||Democratic||2008||Ethics (Ranking Member)||N/A|
|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|
|100||Dubuque||Charles Isenhart||Democratic||2008||Environmental Protection (Ranking Member)||Economic Development|
- First elected in a November 3, 2015 special election.
- First elected in a December 13, 2006 special election.
- First elected in a December 8, 2015 special election.
- First elected in a February 10, 2015 special election.
- First elected in a January 7, 2014 special election.
- First elected in a February 11, 2003 special election.
- Brian Quirk was elected to this seat, but resigned before term start - Todd Prichard was sworn in on January 29, 2013 to succeed Quirk.
- First elected in 2006, lost re-election to the House in 2008, elected to the House in 2012.
- First elected in a November 24, 2009 special election.
- First elected in a June 27, 1995 special election.
- First elected in an August 26, 2003 special election.
- Pettengill was a Democrat until 2007.
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- Legislative Guide to the Iowa General Assembly (PDF). Legal Services Division, Iowa Legislative Services Agency. December 2006. p. 2. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
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- National Conference of State Legislatures (June 2009). "The Term Limited States". Retrieved October 23, 2012.
- "Swearing In". toddprichard.com. January 29, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- 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.