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Today, Iowa House Republicans elected a leadership team to guide the House Republican Majority caucus through the 90th General Assembly.

Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) was re-elected to continue serving as Speaker of the House. Grassley was first elected Speaker in 2019 and previously served as Chairman of the Appropriations, Agriculture, and Economic Growth committees. Grassley farms with his father and grandfather in Butler County.

“I want to say a big thank you to the House Republican caucus for trusting me to lead this impressive group of public servants for another General Assembly. 

Iowans have trusted Republicans with the majority in the Iowa House for over 12 years now. They have come to know us as the leaders that lower the tax burden, budget responsibly, and trust them to make their own decisions for themselves and their families.  We listen to our constituents and we deliver on what we say we’re going to do. It is for that reason that we have continued to grow our majority and now represent part or all of 99 of Iowa’s 99 counties. We are eager to get back to Des Moines and get to work delivering on Iowans’ priorities and addressing their concerns.”

Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) was re-elected as House Majority Leader. He was first elected Majority Leader in 2019 and previously served as Speaker Pro Tem. Windschitl works for Doll Distributing in Council Bluffs.

“It’s an honor to serve in the Iowa House and I’m very grateful to the Iowa House Republicans for once again putting their faith in me to serve as their Majority Leader. I’m very proud of all we’ve achieved as a caucus in my 16 years as representative and my 3 sessions as Majority Leader, but the work is not done. 

The fight to defend Iowans’ freedom is never over. Iowa House Republicans will continue to grow your freedom as an individual, a business owner, and a parent. And, we will continue our duty to be responsible with your taxpayer money, create more economic opportunity for all, and increase access to quality education.

Today, and every day, we stand proudly as a caucus that keeps our promises and delivers on Iowans’ priorities. We are eager to return to the people’s capitol for the start of the 90th General Assembly.”

Rep. John Wills (R-Spirit Lake) was re-elected as Speaker Pro Tem, a position he has held since 2019. Wills works as the Clean Water Coordinator for the Dickinson Soil And Water Conservation District.

Rep. Henry Stone (R-Forest City) was elected for the first time as House Majority Whip. Stone will be serving his second term in the Iowa House. He is a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force.

Assistant Leaders will be elected at a later date.

House Republicans will open the 90th General Assembly with a strong majority of 64 members, pending one recount in Des Moines county.  The 2023 legislative session begins Monday, January 9.

Author: Press Release


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