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GOP choose Pat Grassley as new Speaker of the House for Iowa Legislature

This news story was published on October 7, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Republicans control the Iowa House Representatives and, tasked with finding a replacement for the retiring Linda Upmeyer, they have selected Pat Grassley – grandson of U.S. Senator Charles Grassley – of Butler county to take her place.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement regarding the Iowa House of Representatives Republican caucus vote for Rep. Pat Grassley as speaker-elect for the 2020 legislative session.

“I’ve watched my grandson Pat mature as a freshman legislator at age 23 to become a very effective leader in the Iowa House. I attribute the mentorship of Speaker Linda Upmeyer for serving as a tremendous role model to Pat and the entire Republican caucus. Notably, Pat became chairman of the Appropriations Committee after just nine years. He likes to remind me that it took fifteen years for me to earn that gavel.

“Ever since he was elected in 2006, Pat has held town meetings regularly. Keeping in touch with his constituents is his main priority and that has helped him effectively represent his district. Pat has not forgotten his strong Butler County roots. Working on our family farm from a very young age, Pat embraces the value and virtue of hard work and it shows.

“Barbara and I continue to be very proud of our grandson and have full confidence Pat will serve Iowans well as he takes on his new role as speaker.”

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4 Responses to GOP choose Pat Grassley as new Speaker of the House for Iowa Legislature

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 7, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Great. Let’s put another career politician in office.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 8, 2019 at 6:51 am

      Still better than a Demoncrap!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 8, 2019 at 8:51 am

        ANOTHER republiCON!!!

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          Annie Bates Reply Report comment

          October 8, 2019 at 6:12 pm

          After 3 years since elected, the Dims have done absolutely nothing for the people except to try and impeach the President that half the country voted for. The Dims were not elected to impede progress. Vote for who ever you want at election time, but let the duly elected President alone to do the job he was voted in to do.