Who's who in the Iowa House for 2021

The Iowa House opened its 2021 session on January 11 with 59 Republicans and 41 Democrats, a big improvement for the GOP from last year’s 53-47 split.

The House members include 69 men and 31 women (21 Democrats and ten Republicans), down from a record 34 women in 2019 and 33 women last year.

Six African Americans (Democrats Ako Abdul-Samad, Ruth Ann Gaines, Ras Smith, Phyllis Thede, and Ross Wilburn, and Republican Eddie Andrews) will serve in the legislature’s lower chamber. Republican Mark Cisneros is the first Latino elected to the Iowa legislature, and Republican Henry Stone is only the second Asian American to serve in the House. The other 92 state representatives are white.

Democrat Liz Bennett is the only out LGBTQ member of the Iowa House. To my knowledge, Abdul-Samad (who is Muslim) is the only lawmaker in either chamber to practice a religion other than Christianity.

I’ve posted details below 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 changes since last year.

Some non-political trivia: the Iowa House has two Meyers (a Democrat and a Republican) As for popular first names, there are six Davids (four go by Dave), three Roberts (a Rob, a Bob, and a Bobby), three men named Tom or Thomas, three named Steve or Steven, three named Charles (a Chuck and two Charlies), three Brians, three Johns and two Jons, and two men each named Gary, Dennis, Ross, and Michael (one goes by Mike). There are also two Elizabeths (a Beth and a Liz), two Shannons, an Ann and an Anne, and two women named Mary (down from four last year).

Iowa House Republican leadership team

Pat Grassley remains speaker, a post he gained in late 2019. First elected in 2006, Grassley represents House district 50, covering Grundy County and parts of Hardin and Butler.

Matt Windschitl remains 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.

John Wills remains House speaker pro-tem and Mike Sexton remains majority whip. Both were chosen for those positions in late 2019. Wills has represented House district 1, covering Lyon and Osceola counties, plus most of Dickinson County, since 2015. Sexton was first elected in 2014 in House district 10, covering Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Calhoun counties, plus part of Webster County.

Of the four assistant majority leaders, only one served in the same role last year: Jon Thorup. He was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 28, covering most of Marion County and parts of Lucas and Jasper counties. The other assistant leaders:

  • Cecil Dolecheck is the longest-serving member of the Republican caucus. He was first elected in 1996 and represents House district 24, covering Ringgold, Taylor and Page counties and part of Montgomery County.
  • Joe Mitchell is among the youngest House members. He was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 84, covering Henry County and parts of Lee, Washington and Jefferson counties.
  • Brent Siegrist returns to the legislature after years as a lobbyist. He was just elected in House district 16, covering part of Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County. Siegrist previously served in the House for 18 years, rising to the positions of majority leader and speaker, before retiring in 2002 to run for Congress.
  • Two of last year’s assistant leaders retired, and Holly Brink, who also held that position in 2020, now chairs a committee.

    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.

    Jennifer Konfrst moves up from assistant minority leader to minority whip, replacing Jo Oldson, who didn’t seek another term in that role. Konfrst was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 43, covering Windsor Heights, Clive, and part of West Des Moines in Polk County.

    Two of the four assistant minority leaders held that position last year:

  • 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.
  • The other two assistant minority leaders are new to the role:

  • Lindsay James was first elected in 2018 in House district 99, covering part of Dubuque.
  • Eric Gjerde was just elected for the first time in House district 67, covering some suburban areas in Linn County.
  • Another one of last year’s assistant minority leaders, Sharon Steckman, takes a ranking member position for this term.

    Iowa House Standing Committees

    Administration and Rules

    Chair: Cecil Dolecheck (see above) Last year Louis Zumbach chaired this committee, but he retired.
    Vice Chair: Brent Siegrist (see above) Last year Holly Brink 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), Joe Mitchell (R), Mike Sexton (R), Jon Thorup (R), John Wills (R), Matt Windschitl (R), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Lindsay James (D), Brian Meyer (D), Mary Mascher (D), Todd Prichard (D), Charlie McConkey (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: Chad Ingels was just elected for the first time in 2020 in House district 64, covering most of Buchanan County and about half of Fayette County. Last year David Sieck was vice chair of this committee.
    Ranking member: Kenan Judge was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 44, covering some suburban areas in Dallas County. Bruce Bearinger was the ranking member last year, but he retired.

    Other members: Thomas Gerhold (R), Terry Baxter (R), Jarad Klein (R), Lee Hein (R), John Wills (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Brian Best (R), Shannon Latham (R), Mike Sexton (R), David Sieck (R), Jon Thorup (R), Charlie McClintock (R), Wes Breckenridge (D), Eric Gjerde (D), Rick Olson (D), Steve Hansen (D), Dave Williams (D), Lindsay James (D), Mary Wolfe (D), Ras Smith (D)

    Appropriations

    Chair: Gary Mohr was first elected in 2016 in House district 94, covering Bettendorf and some other parts of Scott County.
    Vice Chair: Shannon Latham was just elected for the first time in House district 54, covering Franklin County and parts of Butler and Cerro Gordo counties. Last year Holly Brink 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: Michael Bergan was first elected in 2016 in House district 55, covering parts of Winneshiek, Fayette, and Clayton counties. Last year Louis Zumbach was vice chair on this committee, but he retired.
    Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Kristin Sunde was first elected in 2018 in House district 42, covering part of West Des Moines and Cumming. Last year Karin Derry was ranking member on this committee, but she lost her re-election bid.

    Other Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee members: Stan Gustafson (R), Jane Bloomingdale (R), Henry Stone (R), Bruce Hunter (D), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Amy Nielsen (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: Dennis Bush was just elected for the first time in House district 3, covering all of Cherokee and O’Brien counties and small areas in Plymouth and Sioux counties. Last year Anne Osmundson was vice chair on this committee.
    Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: Sharon Steckman was first elected in 2008 and represents House district 53, covering part of Cerro Gordo County, including Mason City. Last year Chuck Isenhart was ranking member.
    Other Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee members: Chad Ingels (R), Mark Cisneros (R), John Wills (R), Christina Bohannan (D), Wes Breckenridge (D), Phyllis Thede (D)

    Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chair: Phil Thompson was first elected in 2018 in House district 47, covering most of Boone County and all of Greene County. Last year Ray Sorensen chaired this committee.
    Ray Sorensen 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 first elected in 2018 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: Martin Graber (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Shannon Latham (R), Kenan Judge (D), Steve Hansen (D), Tracy Ehlert (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: Garrett Gobble was just elected in 2020 in House district 38, covering parts of Ankeny and Des Moines in Polk County. Last year Tom Moore was vice chair on this committee.
    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: Tom Moore (R), Brent Siegrist (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Art Staed (D), Sue Cahill (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: Eddie Andrews was just elected in House district 39, covering suburbs northwest of Des Moines in Polk County. Last year Michael Bergan was vice chair of this committee.
    Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member: John Forbes was first elected in 2012 and represents House district 40, covering Urbandale in Polk County.
    Other Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee members: Steve Bradley (R), Ann Meyer (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Molly Donahue (D), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Monica Kurth (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: Charlie McClintock was just elected for the first time in House district 95, covering parts of Linn and Buchanan counties. Last year Mike Sexton was vice chair on this committee.
    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: Mike Sexton (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Cherlielynn Westrich (R), Mary Wolfe (D), Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (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.
    Vice Chair: Anne Osmundson was first elected in 2018 to represent House district 56, covering Allamakee County and most of Clayton County. Last year Phil Thompson was vice chair of this committee.
    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: Brooke Boden (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Carter Nordman (R), Mary Mascher (D), Bob Kressig (D), Liz Bennett (D)

    Other Appropriations Committee members: Jacob Bossman (R), Holly Brink (R), Steven Holt (R), Joel Fry (R), Dave Deyoe (R), David Kerr (R), Ann Meyer (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Gary Worthan (R), John Wills (R), Phil Thompson (R), John Landon (R), Ray Sorensen (R), John Forbes (D), Jo Oldson (D), Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D), Dave Williams (D), Phyllis Thede (D), Cindy Winckler (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Ross Wilburn (D), Sharon Steckman (D)

    Commerce

    Chair: Shannon Lundgren was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 57, covering most of Dubuque County outside the city of Dubuque. Last year Gary Carlson chaired this committee, but he retired.
    Vice Chair: Mark Cisneros was just elected in House district 91, covering part of Muscatine County. Last year Jon Jacobsen was vice chair of this committee.
    Ranking member: Jo Oldson was first elected in 2002 and represents House district 41, covering part of Des Moines in Polk County. Last year Amy Nielsen held this position.

    Other members: Brian Best (R), Gary Mohr (R), Eddie Andrews (R), Brian Lohse (R), John Landon (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Dean Fisher (R), Jon Jacobsen (R), Dave Deyoe (R), Cherielynn Westrich (R), Martin Graber (R), Carter Nordman (R), Steve Hansen (D), Dave Jacoby (D), Brian Meyer (D), Bob Kressig (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Chris Hall (D), Kenan Judge (D), Dave Williams (D), Amy Nielsen (D)

    Economic Growth

    Chair: Ray Sorensen (see above) Last year Skyler Wheeler chaired this committee.
    Vice Chair: Henry Stone was just elected for the first time in House district 7, covering Emmet and Winnebago counties and part of Kossuth County. Last year Holly Brink was vice chair.
    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), Michael Bergan (R), Steven Bradley (R), Holly Brink (R), Martin Graber (R), Stan Gustafson (R), Chad Ingels (R), David Sieck (R), Phil Thompson (R), John Wills (R), Art Staed (D), Lindsay James (D), Dave Jacoby (D), Kenan Judge (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D), Monica Kurth (D)

    Education

    Chair: Dustin Hite was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 79, covering most of Mahaska County and the Pella area of Marion County. Last year Cecil Dolecheck chaired this committee.
    Vice Chair: Skyler Wheeler was first elected in 2016 in House district 4, covering most of Sioux County. Last year Tedd Gassman was vice chair, but he retired.
    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), Jacob Bossman (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Tom Moore (R), Phil Thompson (R), Garrett Gobble (R), Sandy Salmon (R), Henry Stone (R), John Wills (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Chad Ingels (R), Molly Donahue (D), Tracy Ehlert (D), Ruth Ann Gaines (D), Sue Cahill (D), Mary Mascher (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Cindy Winckler (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: 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. Last year Jeff Shipley was vice chair.
    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). Last year Vicki Lensing was ranking member, but she lost the Democratic primary.

    Other members: Dave Deyoe (R), Terry Baxter (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Chad Ingels (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Jarad Klein (R), Ross Paustian (R), Mike Sexton (R), Marti Anderson (D), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Molly Donahue (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Monica Kurth (D), Cindy Winckler (D)

    Ethics

    Chair: Anne Osmundson (see above) Last year Jon Jacobsen chaired this committee.
    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. Last year Anne Osmundson was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Last year Mary Gaskill was ranking member, but she lost her re-election bid

    Other members: Jon Jacobsen (R), Ruth Ann Gaines (D), Ako Abdul-Samad (D)

    Government Oversight

    Chair: Holly Brink was first elected in 2018 in House district 80, covering Monroe and Appanoose counties and parts of Wapello and Mahaska counties. Mary Ann Hanusa led this committee last year, but she retired.
    Vice Chair: Jon Jacobsen was first elected in a 2017 special election and represents House district 22, covering most of Pottawattamie County outside Council Bluffs. Last year Terry Baxter was vice chair.
    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), Phil Thompson (R), Steven Holt (R), Chuck Isenhart (D), Lindsay James (D), Rick Olson (D)

    Human Resources

    Chair: Ann Meyer was first elected in 2018 in House district 9, covering part of Webster County. Last year Shannon Lundgren led this committee.
    Vice Chair: Steven Bradley was just elected in 2020 in House district 58, covering Jackson County and parts of Dubuque and Jones counties. Last year Ann Meyer was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Beth Wessel-Kroeschell was first elected in 2004 and represents House district 45, covering part of Ames in Story County.

    Other members: Eddie Andrews (R), Michael Bergan (R), Rob Bacon (R), Tom Moore (R), Joel Fry (R), Brooke Boden (R), Dennis Bush (R), Anne Osmundson (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Tom Jeneary (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Liz Bennett (D), Marti Anderson (D), John Forbes (D), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Mary Mascher (D), Tracy Ehlert (D)

    Information Technology (new committee)

    Chair: Brian Lohse was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 30, covering parts of eastern Polk County.
    Vice chair: David Sieck was first elected in a February 2015 special election and represents House district 23, covering Mills and Fremont counties, plus most of Montgomery County.
    Ranking member: Dave Williams was first elected in 2018 and represents House district 60, covering part of Waterloo and other areas in Black Hawk County.

    Other members: Rob Bacon (R), Holly Brink (R), Garrett Gobble (R), Dustin Hite (R), Shannon Latham (R), Jeff Shipley (R), Ray Sorensen (R), Liz Bennett (D), Christina Bohannan (D), Chris Hall (D), Ras Smith (D), Sharon Steckman (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), Jeff Shipley (R), Jon Thorup (R), Kristin Sunde (D), Mary Mascher (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: Stan Gustafson (see above) Last year Dustin Hite was vice chair.
    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: Dustin Hite (R), Bobby Kaufmann (R), Jarad Klein (R), Jon Jacobsen (R), Brian Lohse (R), Cherielynn Westrich (R), Megan Jones (R), Anne Osmundson (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Sandy Salmon (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Christina Bohannan (D), Steve Hansen (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: 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. Last year Dan Huseman was vice chair, but he retired.
    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: Michael Bergan (R), Brian Best (R), Jane Bloomingdale (R), Cecil Dolecheck (R), Ross Paustian (R), Henry Stone (R), Gary Worthan (R), Sue Cahill (D), Tracy Ehlert (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D), Molly Donahue (D), Monica Kurth (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: Brent Siegrist (see above) Last year Brian Lohse was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Amy Nielsen was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 77, covering much of Johnson County outside Iowa City and Coralville. Last year Art Staed was ranking member.

    Other members: Mark Cisneros (R), Dave Deyoe (R), Garrett Gobble (R), Jeff Shipley (R), Cherielynn Westrich (R), David Kerr (R), Charlie McClintock (R), Carter Nordman (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Bruce Hunter (D), Jo Oldson (D), Art Staed (D), Phyllis Thede (D), Cindy Winckler (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: Timi Brown-Powers was first elected in 2014 and represents House district 61, covering part of Waterloo in Black Hawk County. Scott Ourth was ranking member last year, but he lost his re-election bid.

    Other members: Terry Baxter (R), Dean Fisher (R), Brent Siegrist (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Charlie McClintock (R), Steven Bradley (R), Dave Maxwell (R), Jon Thorup (R), Shannon Latham (R), Thomas Gerhold (R), Liz Bennett (D), Wes Breckenridge (D), Dave Jacoby (D), Chris Hall (D), Kenan Judge (D), Phyllis Thede (D), Dennis Cohoon (D), Ras Smith (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: Cherielynn Westrich was just elected for the first time in 2020 and represents House district 81, covering Ottumwa and much of Wapello County. Last year Jon Thorup was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Wes Breckenridge was first elected in 2016 and represents House district 29, covering most of Jasper County.

    Other members: Eddie Andrews (R), Joel Fry (R), Tom Jeneary (R), Dean Fisher (R), Ross Paustian (R), Steven Holt (R), Sandy Salmon (R), Gary Worthan (R), David Kerr (R), Garrett Gobble (R), Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Marti Anderson (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Bob Kressig (D), Rick Olson (D), Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (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: Brooke Boden was just elected for the first time and represents House district 26, covering most of Warren County. Last year Phil Thompson 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), Jane Bloomingdale (R), Megan Jones (R), Ann Meyer (R), Jon Jacobsen (R), Shannon Lundgren (R), Mike Sexton (R), Brent Siegrist (R), Joe Mitchell (R), Carter Nordman (R), Dennis Cohoon (D), Bruce Hunter (D), Eric Gjerde (D), Mary Wolfe (D), Ross Wilburn (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), Christina Bohannan (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.
    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: Jacob Bossman (R), Steven Bradley (R), Dennis Bush (R), Mark Cisneros (R), Ann Meyer (R), John Landon (R), Jon Thorup (R), Brent Siegrist (R), Gary Worthan (R), Thomas Gerhold (R), Norlin Mommsen (R), Dennis Cohoon (D), Kristin Sunde (D), Jennifer Konfrst (D), John Forbes (D), Brian Meyer (D), Steve Hansen (D), Kristin Running-Marquardt (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: Martin Graber was just elected for the first time in House district 83, covering most of Lee County. Last year Stan Gustafson was vice chair.
    Ranking member: Ross Wilburn won a 2019 special election in House district 46, covering part of Ames in Story County. Last year Monica Kurth was ranking member.

    Other members: Eddie Andrews (R), Brooke Boden (R), Stan Gustafson (R), Henry Stone (R), Phil Thompson (R), Charlie McClintock (R), John Wills (R), Ruth Ann Gaines (D), Sue Cahill (D), Eric Gjerde (D), Wes Breckenridge (D), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Bruce Hunter (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: Carter Nordman was just elected for the first time in House district 19, covering much of Dallas County outside the far western suburbs of Des Moines. Last hear Joe Mitchell 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), Michael Bergan (R), Brooke Boden (R), Martin Graber (R), Megan Jones (R), Brian Lohse (R), Skyler Wheeler (R), Bobby Kaufmann (R), Dave Maxwell (R), Anne Osmundson (R), Joe Mitchell (R), David Sieck (R), Dustin Hite (R), Timi Brown-Powers (D), Chuck Isenhart (D), Art Staed (D), Mary Wolfe (D), Charlie McConkey (D), Lindsay James (D), Eric Gjerde (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: Jon Jacobsen (R), Mike Sexton (R), Amy Nielsen (D)

    Top image: Nagel Photography’s 2013 view of the Iowa House chamber, available via Shutterstock.

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