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New Legislative Leaders Announced (UPDATED)

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The Senate Republicans and Democrats, and House Republicans and Democrats held their initial post-election caucuses and elected their leaders for the 2019 session.  The list is still incomplete; House Republicans were missing ten of their members due to weather, so they postponed the election of assistant majority leaders until their December policy caucus.

Senate Republican (Majority) Leadership Team:
Senator Jack Whitver (Ankeny) - Senate Majority Leader
Senator Charles Schneider (West Des Moines) - President of the Senate
Senator Jerry Behn (Boone) - President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Senator Amy Sinclair (Allerton) - Senate Majority Whip
  • Senator Waylon Brown (St. Ansgar) - Asst. Majority Leader
  • Senator Jake Chapman (Adel) - Asst. Majority Leader
  • Senator Randy Feenstra (Hull) - Asst. Majority Leader
  • Senator Dan Zumbach  (Ryan) - Asst. Majority Leader 
Senate Democrat (Minority) Leadership Team:
Senator Janet Petersen (Des Moines) - Senate Minority Leader
Senator Amanda Ragan (Mason City) - Senate Minority Whip
  • Senator Joe Bolkcom (Iowa City) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Senator Bill Dotzler (Waterloo) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Senator Pam Jochum (Dubuque) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Senator Liz Mathis (Hiawatha) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Senator Herman Quirmbach (Ames) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Senator Rich Taylor (Mount Pleasant) - Asst. Minority Leader
House Republican (Majority) Leadership Team:
Representative Linda Upmeyer (Clear Lake) - Speaker of the House
Representative Chris Hagenow (Urbandale) - House Majority Leader
Representative Matt Windschitl (Missouri Valley) - Speaker Pro Tempore 
Representative John Wills (Spirit Lake) - House Majority Whip
  • Assistant Leaders TBD later
House Democrat (Minority) Leadership Team:
Representative Todd Prichard (Charles City) - House Minority Leader
Representative Jo Oldson (Des Moines) - House Minority Whip
  • Representative Wes Breckenridge (Newton) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Representative John Forbes (Urbandale) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Representative Brian Meyer (Des Moines) - Asst. Minority Leader
  • Representative Sharon Steckman (Mason City) - Asst. Minority Leader