Who's who in the Iowa House for 2020

The Iowa House opened its 2020 session on January 13 with 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats, a change from last year’s 54-46 split due to State Representative Andy McKean’s party switch shortly before lawmakers adjourned last year.

The House members include 67 men and 33 women (23 Democrats and ten Republicans). Although 34 women were elected to the chamber in 2018 (a record number), State Representative Lisa Heddens stepped down last summer, and Ross Wilburn won the special election to serve out her term in House district 46.

Five African Americans (Democrats Ako Abdul-Samad, Ruth Ann Gaines, Ras Smith, Phyllis Thede, and Wilburn) will serve in the legislature’s lower chamber; the other 95 lawmakers are white. No Latino has ever been elected to the Iowa House, and there has not been an Asian-American member since Swati Dandekar moved up to the state Senate following the 2008 election. Democratic State Representative Liz Bennett is the only out LGBTQ member of the lower chamber. To my knowledge, Abdul-Samad (who is Muslim) is the only lawmaker in either chamber to practice a religion other than Christianity.

After the jump I’ve posted details on the Iowa House majority and minority leadership teams, along with all chairs, vice chairs, and members of standing House committees. Where relevant, I’ve noted significant changes since last year.

Some non-political trivia: the Iowa House includes two Smiths (both Democrats), while the other 98 members have different surnames. As for popular first names, there are six Davids (four go by Dave), four Marys (one goes by Mary Ann), three Roberts (a Rob, a Bob, and a Bobby), three men named Thomas (two go by Tom), three Johns and two Jons, and three men each named Gary and Brian. There are also two Elizabeths (a Beth and a Liz) and two men each named Bruce, Chris, Jeff, Michael (one goes by Mike), Ross, and Charles (a Chuck and a Charlie).

Iowa House Republican leadership team

Pat Grassley is the new speaker, replacing Linda Upmeyer, who relinquished that role as she prepares to retire at the end of 2020. First elected in 2006, Grassley represents House district 50, covering Grundy County and parts of Hardin and Butler. House Republicans chose Grassley over former Majority Leader Chris Hagenow, who also sought the position.

Matt Windschitl is the new majority leader, having previously served as House speaker pro tem. He was first elected in 2006 and represents House district 17, covering all of Ida and Monona Counties and parts of Harrison and Woodbury Counties.

Mike Sexton is the new majority whip, having previously served as an assistant majority leader. First elected in 2014, he represents House district 10, covering Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Calhoun counties, plus part of Webster County. Last year John Wills was the House majority whip.

Two of the four assistant majority leaders served in the same role last year, while two are new to House leadership.

  • Holly Brink, one of the new leaders, was elected for the first time in 2018 in House district 80, covering Monroe and Appanoose counties and parts of Wapello and Mahaska counties.
  • Dan Huseman was first elected in 1994 and represents House district 3, covering O’Brien and Cherokee Counties and parts of Sioux and Plymouth.
  • Jon Thorup is the other new leader. Elected for the first time in 2018, he represents House district 28, covering most of Marion County and parts of Lucas and Jasper counties.
  • Louis Zumbach was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 95, covering parts of Linn and Buchanan counties.
  • Last year, Jacob Bossman was an assistant leader, but he will chair a committee instead.

    Iowa House Democratic leadership team

    Minority leader Todd Prichard has served in the House since winning a 2013 special election and represents House district 52, covering Chickasaw and Floyd counties, along with a small area of Cerro Gordo County. He was elected to lead the caucus shortly after the 2018 election.

    Jo Oldson continues to serve as minority whip. She was first elected in 2002 and represents House district 41, covering part of Des Moines in Polk County.

    Two of the four assistant minority leaders are new to that role.

  • Jennifer Konfrst was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 43, covering Windsor Heights, Clive, and part of West Des Moines in Polk County.
  • Charlie McConkey was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 15, covering Carter Lake and part of Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County.
  • Brian Meyer was first elected in a 2013 special election and represents House district 33, covering parts of Des Moines in Polk County. He was on the leadership team last year.
  • Sharon Steckman was first elected in 2008 and represents House district 53, covering part of Cerro Gordo County, including Mason City. She was also on the leadership team last year.
  • Among last year’s assistant minority leaders, John Forbes and Wes Breckenridge will be ranking members on committees.

    Iowa House Standing Committees

    Administration and Rules

    Chair: Louis Zumbach (see above) Last year Mike Sexton chaired this committee.
    Vice Chair: Holly Brink (see above) Last year Jacob Bossman was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Phyllis Thede was first elected in 2008 and represents House district 93, covering parts of Davenport and Bettendorf in Scott County.

    Other members: Pat Grassley (R), Dan Huseman (R), Mike Sexton (R), Jon Thorup (R), John Wills (R), Matt Windschitl (R), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Wes Breckenridge (D), Brian Meyer (D), Jo Oldson (D), Todd Prichard (D), Sharon Steckman (D)

    Agriculture

    Chair: Ross Paustian served a term in the Iowa House, lost his re-election bid in 2012 to Frank Wood, defeated Wood in 2014, and was re-elected in 2016 to represent House district 92, covering part of Scott County.
    Vice Chair: David Sieck won a February 2015 special election to represent House district 23, covering Mills and Fremont counties, plus most of Montgomery County.
    Ranking member: Bruce Bearinger was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 64, covering most of Buchanan County and about half of Fayette County.

    Other members: Thomas Gerhold (R), Terry Baxter (R), Jarad Klein (R), Lee Hein (R), John Wills (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Dave Maxwell (R), David Kerr (R), Mike Sexton (R), Louis Zumbach (R), Wes Breckenridge (D), Kenan Judge (D), Rick Olson (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Scott Ourth (D), Dave Williams (D), Cindy Winckler (D), Mary Wolfe (D), Ras Smith (D), Ako Abdul-Samad (D)

    Appropriations

    Chair: Gary Mohr was first elected in 2016 in House district 94, covering Bettendorf and some other parts of Scott County. Last year Pat Grassley chaired this committee.
    Vice Chair: Holly Brink (see above) Last year Ray Sorenson was vice chair on this committee.
    Ranking member: Chris Hall was first elected in 2010 and represents House district 13, covering part of Sioux City and eastern Woodbury County.

    Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: John Landon was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 37, covering Ankeny in Polk County.
    Vice Chair: Louis Zumbach (see above)
    Administration & Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Karin Derry was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 39, covering Grimes, Johnston, and other parts of northwest Polk County. Last year Timi Brown-Powers was ranking member on this committee.

    Other Administration & Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee members: Holly Brink (R), Jane Bloomingdale (R), Stan Gustafson (R), Bruce Hunter (D), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Timothy Kacena (D)

    Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Norlin Mommsen was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 97, covering part of Scott County and much of Clinton County outside the city of Clinton.
    Vice Chair: Anne Osmundson was elected for the first time in 2018 to represent House district 56, covering Allamakee County and most of Clayton County.
    Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Chuck Isenhart was first elected in 2008 and represents House district 100, covering part of Dubuque.
    Other Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee members: Rob Bacon (R), Ross Paustian (R), Dean Fisher (R), Bruce Bearinger (D), Scott Ourth (D), Ras Smith (D)

    Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Ray Sorenson was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 20, covering all of Guthrie and Adair Counties and parts of Cass and Dallas counties. Last year Brian Best chaired this subcommittee.
    Vice Chair: Thomas Gerhold was just elected for the first time in House district 75, covering Benton County and part of Iowa County.
    Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Kirsten Running-Marquardt was first elected in a 2009 special election and represents House district 69, covering part of Cedar Rapids as well as parts of southwestern Linn County.
    Other Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee members: Mary Ann Hanusa (R), Jeff Shipley (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Mary Gaskill (D), Andy McKean (D), Heather Matson (D)

    Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: David Kerr was first elected in 2016 in House district 88, covering all of Louisa County and large parts of Des Moines and Muscatine Counties.
    Vice Chair: Tom Moore first won a 2015 special election and represents House district 21, covering all of Union and Adams counties, most of Cass County, and some rural areas in Pottawattamie County.
    Education Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Cindy Winckler was first elected in 2002 and represents House district 90, covering part of Davenport in Scott County.
    Other Education Appropriations Subcommittee members: Ted Gassman (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Tracy Ehlert (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Dave Williams (D)

    Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Joel Fry was first elected in 2008 and represents House district 27, covering Clarke, Decatur, and Wayne Counties, and part of Lucas County.
    Vice Chair: Michael Bergan was first elected in 2016 in House district 55, covering parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, and Clayton counties.
    Health & Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: John Forbes was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 40, covering Urbandale in Polk County. Last year Lisa Heddens was ranking member, but she retired to become a Story County supervisor.
    Other Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee members: Tom Jeneary (R), Ann Meyer (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Molly Donahue (D), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D)

    Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Gary Worthan was first elected in 2006 and represents House district 11, covering all of Buena Vista and Sac Counties.
    Vice Chair: Mike Sexton (see above)
    Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Marti Anderson was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 36, covering part of northwestern Des Moines in Polk County.
    Other Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee members: Jon Jacobsen (R), Dustin Hite (R), Steven Holt (R), Lindsay James (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Ross Wilburn (D)

    Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Jacob Bossman was first elected in a 2018 special election and represents House district 6, covering parts of Woodbury County. Last year Gary Mohr chaired this subcommittee.
    Vice Chair: Phil Thompson was just elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 47, covering most of Boone County and all of Greene County.
    Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Dennis Cohoon was first elected to the Iowa House in 1986 and represents House district 87, covering Burlington and part of eastern Des Moines County.
    Other Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee members: Ashley Hinson (R), Dan Huseman (R), Jon Thorup (R), Mary Mascher (D), Jeff Kurtz (D), Liz Bennett (D)

    Other Appropriations Committee members: Brian Best (R), Holly Brink (R), Mike Sexton (R), Joel Fry (R), Dave Deyoe (R), David Kerr (R), Dan Huseman (R), Gary Mohr (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Gary Worthan (R), John Wills (R), Jacob Bossman (R), John Landon (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Bruce Bearinger (D), John Forbes (D), Liz Bennett (D), Chris Hall (D), Jo Oldson (D), Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D), Dave Williams (D), Phyllis Thede (D), Cindy Winckler (D), Mary Mascher (D)

    Commerce

    Chair: Gary Carlson was first elected in 2014 and represenst House district 91, covering part of Muscatine County.
    Vice Chair: Jon Jacobsen won a 2017 special election and was just re-elected in House district 22, covering most of Pottawattamie County outside Council Bluffs. Last year Gary Mohr was vice chair of this committee.
    Ranking member: Amy Nielsen was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 77, covering much of Johnson County outside Iowa City and Coralville.

    Other members: Brian Best (R), Jane Bloomingdale (R), Brian Lohse (R), John Landon (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Dean Fisher (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Dave Deyoe (R), John Wills (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Gary Mohr (R), John Forbes (D), Dave Jacoby (D), Brian Meyer (D), Bob Kressig (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Chris Hall (D), Kenan Judge (D), Dave Williams (D), Jo Oldson (D)

    Economic Growth

    Chair: Skyler Wheeler was elected for the first time in 2016 in House district 4, covering most of Sioux County.
    Vice Chair: Holly Brink (see above)
    Ranking member: Liz Bennett was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 65, covering parts of Cedar Rapids in Linn County.

    Other members: Terry Baxter (R), Gary Carlson (R), Ted Gassman (R), Dan Huseman (R), Brian Lohse (R), Stan Gustafson (R), Ann Meyer (R), Louis Zumbach (R), Ashley Hinson (R), Tracy Ehlert (D), Chris Hall (D), Dave Jacoby (D), Kenan Judge (D), Heather Matson (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D), Scott Ourth (D), Mary Gaskill (D)

    Education

    Chair: Cecil Dolecheck was first elected in 1996 and represents House district 24, covering Ringgold, Taylor and Page Counties and part of Montgomery County.
    Vice Chair: Tedd Gassman was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 7, covering Emmet, Winnebago, and part of Kossuth County.
    Ranking member: Ras Smith was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 62, covering part of Waterloo in Black Hawk County.

    Other members: Holly Brink (R), Joel Fry (R), David Kerr (R), Ann Meyer (R), Mary Ann Hanusa (R), Tom Moore (R), Jeff Shipley (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Sandy Salmon (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Molly Donahue (D), Tracy Ehlert (D), Ruth Ann Gaines (D), Lindsay James (D), Mary Mascher (D), Monica Kurth (D), Art Staed (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Cindy Winckler, Heather Matson (D)

    Environmental Protection

    Chair: Dean Fisher was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 72, covering Tama County and parts of Marshall and Black Hawk Counties.
    Vice Chair: Jeff Shipley was elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 82, covering Davis and Van Buren counties and much of Jefferson and Wapello counties.
    Ranking member: Vicki Lensing was first elected in 2002 and represents House district 85, covering part of Iowa City in Johnson County.

    Other members: Rob Bacon (R), Terry Baxter (R), Thomas Gerhold (R), Tedd Gassman (R), Lee Hein (R), Jarad Klein (R), Ross Paustian (R), Mike Sexton (R), Tom Moore (R), Marti Anderson (D), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Molly Donahue (D), Heather Matson (D), Art Staed (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Cindy Winckler (D), Andy McKean (D), Ross Wilburn (D)

    Ethics

    Chair: Jon Jacobsen (see above) Last year Andy McKean chaired this committee, but he switched to the Democratic Party.
    Vice Chair: Ann Osmundson (see above) Last year Jon Jacobsen was vice chair of this committee.
    Ranking member: Mary Gaskill was first elected in 2002 and represents House district 81, covering Ottumwa and some surrounding areas in Wapello County.

    Other members: Linda Upmeyer (R), Dennis Cohoon (D), Mark Smith (D)

    Government Oversight

    Chair: Mary Ann Hanusa was first elected in 2010 and represents House district 16, covering part of Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County.
    Vice Chair: Terry Baxter was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 8, covering Wright and Hancock counties, plus part of Kossuth County.
    Ranking member: Ruth Ann Gaines was first elected in 2010 and represents House district 32, covering parts of central Des Moines in Polk County.

    Other members: Bobby Kaufmann (R), Jarad Klein (R), Jon Thorup (R), Vicki Lensing (D), Mary Wolfe (D), Mark Smith (D)

    Human Resources

    Chair: Shannon Lundgren was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 57, covering most of Dubuque County outside the city of Dubuque.
    Vice Chair: Ann Meyer was just elected for the first time in House district 9, covering part of Webster County.
    Ranking member: Beth Wessel-Kroeschell was first elected in 2004 and represents House district 45, covering part of Ames in Story County.

    Other members: Brian Best (R), Michael Bergan (R), Rob Bacon (R), Tom Moore (R), Joel Fry (R), Holly Brink (R), Sandy Salmon (R), Anne Osmundson (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Karin Derry (D), Marti Anderson (D), John Forbes (D), Ross Wilburn (D), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Lindsay James (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Heather Matson (D), Tracy Ehlert (D)

    International Relations

    Chair: Terry Baxter was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 8, covering Wright and Hancock counties, plus part of Kossuth County.
    Ranking member: Ako Abdul-Samad was first elected in 2006 and represents House district 35, covering central and north-side neighborhoods in Des Moines.

    Other members: Thomas Gerhold (R), Brian Lohse (R), Karin Derry (D), Heather Matson (D)

    Judiciary

    Chair: Steven Holt was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 18, covering Shelby County and parts of Crawford and Harrison counties.
    Vice Chair: Dustin Hite was just elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 79, covering most of Mahaska County and the Pella area of Marion County.
    Ranking member: Mary Wolfe was first elected in 2010 and represents House district 98, covering part of Clinton County, including the city of Clinton.

    Other members: Stan Gustafson (R), Bobby Kaufmann (R), Jarad Klein (R), Jon Jacobsen (R), Brian Lohse (R), Chris Hagenow (R), Megan Jones (R), Ross Paustian (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Michael Bergan (R), Liz Bennett (D), Karin Derry (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Jo Oldson (D), Rick Olson (D), Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D), Brian Meyer (D), Ross Wilburn (D)

    Labor

    Chair: Dave Deyoe was first elected in 2006 and represents House district 49, covering parts of Story and Hardin Counties.
    Vice Chair: Dan Huseman (see above)
    Ranking member: Bruce Hunter was first elected in a 2003 special election and represents House district 34, covering downtown Des Moines and part of the south side.

    Other members: Gary Carlson (R), Holly Brink (R), Mary Ann Hanusa (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Linda Upmeyer (R), Phil Thompson (R), Gary Worthan (R), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Tracy Ehlert (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D), Jeff Kurtz (D), Monica Kurth (D), Timothy Kacena (D)

    Local Government

    Chair: Jane Bloomingdale was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 51, covering Worth, Mitchell, and Howard Counties, and part of Winneshiek.
    Vice Chair: Brian Lohse was elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 30, covering parts of eastern Polk County.
    Ranking member: Art Staed was elected in 2012 and represents House district 66 in Cedar Rapids. He previously served one term in the House (2007-2008).

    Other members: Jacob Bossman (R), Dustin Hite (R), Tedd Gassman (R), Jeff Shipley (R), Phil Thompson (R), Megan Jones (R), Tom Jeneary (R), Ashley Hinson (R), Mary Ann Hanusa (R), Andy McKean (D), Mary Gaskill (D), Bruce Hunter (D), Vicki Lensing (D), Timothy Kacena (D), Phyllis Thede (D), Bob Kressig (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Ruth Ann Gaines (D)

    Natural Resources

    Chair: Rob Bacon was first elected to the Iowa House in 2012 and represents House district 48, covering Hamilton County and parts of Webster, Boone, and Story Counties.
    Vice Chair: Tom Jeneary was elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 5, covering most of Plymouth and parts of Woodbury County.
    Ranking member: Scott Ourth was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 26, covering most of Warren County.

    Other members: Terry Baxter (R), Dean Fisher (R), Jeff Shipley (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), David Sieck (R), Anne Osmundson (R), Dave Maxwell (R), Jon Thorup (R), Louis Zumbach (R), Bruce Bearinger (D), Wes Breckenridge (D), Dave Jacoby (D), Chris Hall (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Andy McKean (D), Phyllis Thede (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Art Staed (D)

    Public Safety

    Chair: Jarad Klein was first elected in 2010 and represents House district 78, covering Keokuk County and most of Washington County.
    Vice Chair: Jon Thorup was elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 28, covering parts of Marion, Jasper, and Lucas Counties.
    Ranking member: Wes Breckenridge was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 29, covering most of Jasper County. Last year Timothy Kacena was ranking member.

    Other members: Dean Fisher (R), Joel Fry (R), Tom Jeneary (R), Gary Mohr (R), Ross Paustian (R), Steven Holt (R), Sandy Salmon (R), Gary Worthan (R), David Kerr (R), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Timothy Kacena (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Jeff Kurtz (D), Bob Kressig (D), Rick Olson (D), Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D), Monica Kurth (D), Phyllis Thede (D)

    State Government

    Chair: Bobby Kaufmann was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 73, covering Cedar County, part of Johnson County, and one town in Muscatine County.
    Vice Chair: Phil Thompson was elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 47, covering Boone and Greene counties. Last year Joe Mitchell was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Mary Mascher was first elected in 1994 and represents House district 86, covering part of Iowa City, University Heights, and some other areas in Johnson County.

    Other members: Rob Bacon (R), Jacob Bossman (R), Tom Moore (R), Michael Bergan (R), Dave Deyoe (R), Jane Bloomingdale (R), Jon Jacobsen (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Mike Sexton (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Dennis Cohoon (D), Bruce Hunter (D), Karin Derry (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Vicki Lensing (D), Amy Nielsen (D), Marti Anderson (D), Molly Donahue (D)

    Transportation

    Chair: Brian Best was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 12, covering Carroll and Audubon counties and part of Crawford County. Last year Ashley Hinson chaired this committee. She’s now running for Congress in Iowa’s first district.
    Vice Chair: Dave Maxwell was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 76, covering Poweshiek County and most of Iowa County.
    Ranking member: Bob Kressig was first elected in 2002 and represents House district 59, covering Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County.

    Other members: Gary Carlson (R), Ashley Hinson (R), Dan Huseman (R), Brian Lohse (R), Ann Meyer (R), John Landon (R), Jon Thorup (R), David Sieck (R), Gary Worthan (R), Dennis Cohoon (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Kenan Judge (D), Brian Meyer (D), Dave Williams (D), Ras Smith (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Jeff Kurtz (D)

    Veterans Affairs

    Chair: Sandy Salmon was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 63, covering Bremer County and parts of Black Hawk County.
    Vice Chair: Stan Gustafson was first elected in a 2015 special election and represents House district 25, covering Madison County and part of Warren County.
    Ranking member: Monica Kurth was first elected in a 2017 special election and represents House district 89, covering part of Davenport in Scott County.

    Other members: Dustin Hite (R), Tom Jeneary (R), Chris Hagenow (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Phil Thompson (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), John Wills (R), Ruth Ann Gaines (D), Liz Bennett (D), Timothy Kacena (D), Wes Breckenridge (D), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Scott Ourth (D), Mark Smith (D)

    Ways and Means

    Chair: Lee Hein was first elected in 2010 and represents House district 96, covering all of Delaware County and part of Jones County.
    Vice Chair: Joe Mitchell was elected for the first time in 2018 and represents House district 84, covering Henry County and parts of Lee, Washington and Jefferson counties. Last year Jacob Bossman was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Dave Jacoby was first elected in a 2003 special election and represents House district 74, covering part of Johnson County.

    Other members: Jane Bloomingdale (R), Gary Carlson (R), Dustin Hite (R), Steven Holt (R), Megan Jones (R), Anne Osmundson (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Bobby Kaufmann (R), Dave Maxwell (R), Louis Zumbach (R), Chris Hagenow (R), David Sieck (R), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Mary Gaskill (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Bruce Hunter (D), Mary Wolfe (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Lindsay James (D), Jeff Kurtz (D), Monica Kurth (D), Amy Nielsen (D)

    Administrative Rules Review

    Five Iowa House and five Iowa Senate members serve on this committee.
    Chair: Megan Jones was first elected in 2012 (as Megan Hess) and represents House district 2, covering Palo Alto County, Clay County, and part of Dickinson County.
    Ranking member: Rick Olson was first elected in 2004 and represents House district 31, covering part of Des Moines in Polk County.

    Other Iowa House members: Steven Holt (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Amy Nielsen (D)

    Top photo of rotunda at the Iowa capitol by Amanda Rex-Johnson published with permission.

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