Madam Speaker!

(DES MOINES) – Today House Republicans elected a new leadership team to lead the caucus into the 2016 legislative session. Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) was selected as Speaker of the House.  First elected in 2002, Upmey...
by The Iowa Republican

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Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen to Step Downbefore Next Session

Paulsen Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election, Intention to Step Down as Speaker in January (DES MOINES) – Today House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) released the following statement on his decision to not seek re-electi...
by The Iowa Republican

Scott Walker Iowa Machine Shed 3-25-15 (3)-X3

Walker Unveils Iowa Leadership Team

Gov. Scott Walker today announced the first 65 members of his Iowa leadership team, which includes more than one-third of the state’s senate Republicans, six state representatives, and numerous other current and former el...
by Craig Robinson


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Kaufmann Slams Des Moines Register over Editorial Criticizing Grassley

DES MOINES – Chairman Jeff Kaufmann responded to the Des Moines Register’s editorial accusing Sen. Grassley of resorting to “undignified … school yard taunts” on the Senate floor. Statement from Chairm...
by The Iowa Republican


Branstad announces Michael Bousselot as their next Chief of Staff

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that current governor’s office legal counsel Michael Bousselot (Boo-sa-low) will be the next Chief of Staff to the governor and lt. governor....
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Matt Hinch departing as Branstad’s Chief of Staff

Hinch steps down to pursue opportunity in private sector after nearly two years as Chief of Staff (DES MOINES) – Matt Hinch, Gov. Terry E. Branstad’s and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Chief of Staff since October 14, 2013, today...
by Craig Robinson