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Updated Legislative Guide Now Available!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Over the last two months there have been two special elections to fill open seats in the Iowa House of Representatives.  

  • House District 37, which includes the northside of Ankeny, Alleman, and Douglas Township, had been represented by Rep. John Landon until his death in August. Voterelected Republican Rep. Mike Bousselot, who had previously served as Governor Branstad's Chief of Staff and Governor Reynolds' Department of Management Director.  He is both a CPA and lawyer, and will represent this district in the 2022 legislative session.  
  • Last month, Rep. Wes Breckenridge (D-Newton), who had represented House District 29, stepped down from his seat in order to focus more on his job as the Deputy Director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.  Voters in Jasper County (including Newton) chose Rep. Jon Dunwell to represent them in the 2022 legislative session, flipping a Democratic seat to Republican.  This changes the makeup of the Iowa House of Representatives to 60 Republicans vs. 40 Democrats.  

We have updated the 2021-2022 Legislative Guide to include these two new Representatives and the change in makeup of the Iowa House. We do not yet know if there will be any committee changes, but have assumed they will take over the assignments the previous legislators held.  If there is any shuffling of committee assignments, we'll make sure to do another update. You can find the updated Guide here (we will not be reprinting them).

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