On January 13, 2020, Rep. Pat Grassley (R) was sworn in as speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives. House Republicans elected Grassley as speaker in October 2019 after Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R) announced she would step down as speaker at the end of 2019.
Grassley has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2007, representing District 50. He was most recently re-elected in November 2018.
All 100 seats of the Iowa House of Representatives are up for election in 2020. The current partisan composition of that chamber is 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats. Iowa has had a Republican state government trifecta since 2017, meaning the Republican party controls the governor’s office as well as a majority in both chambers of the Iowa General Assembly.
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