Iowa House of Representatives

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Iowa House of Representatives
Iowa General Assembly
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Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 11, 2021
Leadership
Speaker
Pat Grassley (R)
since January 13, 2020
Speaker pro tempore
John Wills (R)
since January 13, 2020
Majority Leader
Matt Windschitl (R)
since January 13, 2020
Minority Leader
Jennifer Konfrst (D)
since June 14, 2021
Structure
Seats100
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Political groups
Majority
  •    Republican (60)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityLegislative Department, Section 3, Constitution of Iowa
Salary$25,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(100 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(100 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Service Agency with legislative approval
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa
Website
Iowa General Assembly

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, the upper house being 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.

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.

Leadership of the House

The Speaker of the House presides over the House as its chief leadership officer, 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.

Leaders

PositionNamePartyDistrict
Speaker of the House Pat Grassley Republican 50
Majority Leader Matt Windschitl Republican 17
Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst Democratic 43

Committee leadership

CommitteeChairVice ChairRanking Member
Administration and Rules Cecil Dolecheck Brent Siegrist Phyllis Thede
Agriculture Ross Paustian Chad Ingels Kenan Judge
Appropriations Gary Mohr Shannon Latham Chris Hall
Commerce Shannon Lundgren Mark Cisneros Jo Oldson
Economic Growth Ray Sorensen Henry Stone Liz Bennett
Education Dustin Hite Skyler Wheeler Ras Smith
Environmental Protection Dean Fisher Tom Moore Art Staed
Ethics Anne Osmundson Stan Gustafson Monica Kurth
Government Oversight Holly Brink Jon Jacobsen Ruth Ann Gaines
Human Resources Ann Meyer Steven Bradley Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
Information Technology Brian Lohse David Sieck Dave Williams
Judiciary Steven Holt Stan Gustafson Mary Wolfe
Labor Dave Deyoe Jeff Shipley Bruce Hunter
Local Government Jane Bloomingdale Brent Siegrist Amy Nielsen
Natural Resources Robert Bacon Thomas Jeneary Timi Brown-Powers
Public Safety Jarad Klein Cherielynn Westrich Marti Anderson
State Government Bobby Kaufmann Brooke Boden Mary Mascher
Transportation Brian Best David Maxwell Bob Kressig
Veterans Affairs Sandy Salmon Martin Graber Ross Wilburn
Ways and Means Lee Hein Carter Nordman David Jacoby

*All chairs and vice chairs are members of the Republican Party of Iowa. All ranking members are members of the Democratic Party of Iowa. [2]

Current composition

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Iowa House districts from 2012 to 2022
AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature57431000
Begin 201759411000
End 201858411000
Begin 201954461000
April 23, 2019 [3] 53471000
End 202053471000
Begin 202158411001 [4]
October 12, 202160401000
Latest voting share

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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House of Representatives seating chart detail from 1882 Iowa Redbook

Past notable members

Qualifications

A state representative must be at least 21 years of age. Other qualifications include U.S. citizenship, Iowa residency for at least one year, and district residency of 60 days prior to election.

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References

  1. Iowa Legislative Services Agency (2011-03-31). "First Redistricting Plan" (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  2. Agency, Iowa Legislative Services. "Committees". www.legis.iowa.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  3. Republican Andy McKean (District 58) switched parties.
  4. Gruber-Miller, Stephen. "Iowa state Rep. John Landon dies at 71". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2021-08-06.