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Iowa House of Representatives
Iowa General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 9, 2023
Leadership
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
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (64)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityLegislative Department, Section 3, Constitution of Iowa
Salary$25,000/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
Next election
November 5, 2024
RedistrictingLegislative Service Agency with legislative approval
Meeting place
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

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Pat Grassley Republican 50
Majority Leader Matt Windschitl Republican 17
Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst Democratic 43

Committee leadership

All chairs and vice chairs are a member of the majority party, with the chair serving as the presiding officer and the vice chair the alternate presiding officer. Ranking members are the chief representative of the minority party on the committee.

Committee Chair Vice Chair Ranking Member
Administration and Rules Megan Jones Mike Sexton Phyllis Thede
Agriculture Mike Sexton Derek Wulf Kenan Judge
Appropriations Gary Mohr Taylor Collins Chris Hall
Commerce Shannon Lundgren David Young Jo Oldson
Economic Growth Ray Sorensen David Sieck Liz Bennett
Education Skyler Wheeler Craig Johnson Ras Smith
Education Reform Pat Grassley Matt Windschitl
Environmental Protection Dean Fisher Zach Dieken Art Staed
Ethics Anne Osmundson Stan Gustafson Monica Kurth
Government Oversight Brooke Boden Jeff Shipley Ruth Ann Gaines
Health and Human Services Ann Meyer Devon Wood Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
International Relations Eddie Andrews Brad Sherman Dave Williams
Judiciary Steven Holt Bill Gustoff Mary Wolfe
Labor Dave Deyoe Tom Moore Bruce Hunter
Local Government Shannon Latham Cindy Golding Amy Nielsen
Natural Resources Thomas Jeneary Ken Carlson Timi Brown-Powers
Public Safety Phil Thompson Mike Vondran Marti Anderson
State Government Jane Bloomingdale Austin Harris Mary Mascher
Transportation Brian Best Tom Determann Bob Kressig
Veterans Affairs Chad Ingels Matthew Rinker Ross Wilburn
Ways and Means Bobby Kaufmann Barb Kniff McCulla 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

Iowa House districts from 2012 to 2022
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 57 43 100 0
Begin 2017 59 41 100 0
End 2018 58 41 100 0
Begin 2019 54 46 100 0
April 23, 2019[3] 53 47 100 0
End 2020 53 47 100 0
Begin 2021 58 41 100 1[4]
October 12, 2021 60 40 100 0
Begin 2023 64 36 100 0
Latest voting share 64% 36%

Past composition of the House of Representatives

Main article: Political party strength in Iowa

House of Representatives seating chart detail from 1882 Iowa Redbook

Past notable members

Main page: Category:Members of the Iowa House of Representatives

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.

See also

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. [1] Archived 2019-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Gruber-Miller, Stephen. "Iowa state Rep. John Landon dies at 71". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2021-08-06.