Coordinates: 41°35′28″N 93°36′14″W / 41.591°N 93.604°W / 41.591; -93.604

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, the upper house being the Iowa Senate. There are 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives, representing 100 single-member districts across the state, formed by dividing the 50 Senate districts in half. Each district has a population of approximately 30,464 as of the 2010 United States Census.[1] The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Unlike the upper house, the Iowa Senate, state House representatives serve two-year terms with the whole chamber up for re-election in even-numbered years. There are no term limits for the House.

Leadership of the House

The Speaker of the House presides over the House as its chief leadership officer, controlling the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus, followed by confirmation of the full House on passage of a floor vote. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses according to each party’s strength in the chamber.


Speaker of the HousePat GrassleyRepublican50
Majority LeaderMatt WindschitlRepublican17
Minority LeaderJennifer KonfrstDemocratic43

Committee leadership

CommitteeChairVice ChairRanking Member
Administration and RulesCecil DolecheckBrent SiegristPhyllis Thede
AgricultureRoss PaustianChad IngelsKenan Judge
AppropriationsGary MohrShannon LathamChris Hall
CommerceShannon LundgrenMark CisnerosJo Oldson
Economic GrowthRay SorensenHenry StoneLiz Bennett
EducationDustin HiteSkyler WheelerRas Smith
Environmental ProtectionDean FisherTom MooreArt Staed
EthicsAnne OsmundsonStan GustafsonMonica Kurth
Government OversightHolly BrinkJon JacobsenRuth Ann Gaines
Human ResourcesBeth Wessel-Kroeschell
Information TechnologyBrian LohseDavid SieckDave Williams
JudiciarySteven HoltStan GustafsonMary Wolfe
LaborDave DeyoeJeff ShipleyBruce Hunter
Local GovernmentJane BloomingdaleBrent SiegristAmy Nielsen
Natural ResourcesRobert BaconThomas JenearyTimi Brown-Powers
Public SafetyJarad KleinCherielynn WestrichWes Breckenridge
State GovernmentBobby KaufmannBrooke BodenMary Mascher
TransportationBrian BestDavid MaxwellBob Kressig
Veterans AffairsSandy SalmonMartin GraberRoss Wilburn
Ways and MeansLee HeinCarter NordmanDavid Jacoby

*All chairs and vice chairs are members of the Republican Party of Iowa. All ranking members are members of the Democratic Party of Iowa.[2]

Current composition

Iowa House districts from 2012 to 2022


(Shading indicates majority caucus)
End of previous legislature57431000
Begin 201759411000
End 201858411000
Begin 201954461000
April 23, 2019[3]53471000
End 202053471000
Begin 202158411001[4]
Latest voting share58%41%

Past composition of the House of Representatives

Past notable members


A state representative must be at least 21 years of age. The other qualifications for the office of Representative are U.S. citizenship, Iowa residency for at least one year, and district residency of 60 days prior to election.

See also



  1. ^ Iowa Legislative Services Agency (2011-03-31). “First Redistricting Plan” (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  2. ^ Agency, Iowa Legislative Services. “Committees”. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  3. ^ Republican Andy McKean (District 58) switched parties. [1]
  4. ^ Gruber-Miller, Stephen. “Iowa state Rep. John Landon dies at 71”. Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2021-08-06.

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