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Meet Senator Sweeney!

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The Iowa Senate has a new member - former State Representative Annette Sweeney will be sworn in as State Senator this week, replacing former Senator Bill Dix, who resigned from office a month ago.  Sen. Sweeney, a Republican from Alden, served in the Iowa House from 2009-2013.  She was recently named the USDA's State Director for Rural Development, but had to give up that position to run for office.  

Sen. Sweeney is a farmer, has served as Executive Director of the Iowa Angus Association, and has been a teacher.  She has held leadership positions in 4-H, and been active in many other agricultural groups.  She will now represent Iowans living in Senate District 25, which includes all of  Hardin and Grundy Counties, and parts of Butler and Story Counties.  

Her election means Senate Republicans will continue to have 29 seats in the Iowa Senate, and Democrats control 20 seats. Sen. David Johnson is the only Independent member of the Iowa Senate.