Iowa House of Representatives
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|Iowa House of Representatives|
|Iowa General Assembly|
New session started
|January 10, 2011|
Speaker pro tempore
|Republican Party (60)|
Democratic Party (40)
Length of term
|Authority||Legislative Department, Section 3, Iowa Constitution|
|Salary||$25,000/year + per diem|
|November 2, 2010|
|November 2, 2012|
|Redistricting||Legislative Service Agency makes plan|
Iowa General Assembly passes plan
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa
|Iowa General Assembly|
The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, Iowa's legislature. There are 100 people in the House, one for each of 100 districts in Iowa. Each district has about 29,750 people in it. The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Captiol in Des Moines.
Leadership[change | change source]
The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House and serves as its chair. The Speaker also handles legislation and puts representatives on committees. The Speaker is chosen by the majority party and then elected by the entire House. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their party's members.
Leaders[change | change source]
|Speaker of the House||Kraig Paulsen||Republican||35|
|Majority Leader||Linda Upmeyer||Republican||12|
|Minority Leader||Kevin M. McCarthy||Democrat||67|
Current composition[change | change source]
|End of last session||44||56||100||0|
|Beginning of new session||59||40||100||1|
Past members[change | change source]
- William S. Beardsley Governor of Iowa from 1949 to 1954
- William W. Belknap, U.S. Army major general and U.S. Secretary of War from 1869 until impeached in 1876.
- Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa from 1983 to 1999, 2011 to present
- Robert D. Fulton, Governor of Iowa for 16 days in 1969
- Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator, 1981 to present
- Frank Merriam, Governor of California from 1934 to 1939
- William M. Stone, Civil War prisoner of war and Governor of Iowa from 1864 to 1868.
- James Wilson, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913.
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