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

Iowa House of Representatives
Iowa General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
TypeLower house
Term limitsNone
New session startedJanuary 10, 2011
Speaker of the HouseKraig Paulsen, (R)
since January 10, 2011
Speaker pro temporeJeff Kaufmann, (R)
since January 10, 2011
Majority LeaderLinda Upmeyer, (R)
since January 10, 2011
Minority LeaderKevin McCarthy, (D)
since January 10, 2011
Political groupsRepublican Party (60)
Democratic Party (40)
Length of term2 years
AuthorityLegislative Department, Section 3, Iowa Constitution
Salary$25,000/year + per diem
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
(100 seats)
Next electionNovember 2, 2012
(100 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Service Agency makes plan
Iowa General Assembly passes plan
Meeting place
Iowa House of Reps.JPG
House of Representatives Chamber
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa General Assembly

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, Iowa's legislature. There are 100 people in the House, one for each of 100 districts in Iowa. Each district has about 29,750 people in it. The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Captiol in Des Moines.

Unlike the Iowa Senate, House members - called "representatives" - have terms of two years. The whole House is eleced in even-numbered years. There are no term limits for the House.


The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House and serves as its chair. The Speaker also handles legislation and puts representatives on committees. The Speaker is chosen by the majority party and then elected by the entire House. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their party's members.


Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen Republican 35
Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer Republican 12
Minority Leader Kevin M. McCarthy Democrat 67

Current composition

Iowa House districts for 2012-2022
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 57 43 100 0
Begin 2017 59 41 100 0
End 2018 58 41 100 0
Begin 2019 54 46 100 0
April 23, 2019[1] 53 47 100 0
Latest voting share 53% 47%

Past members

Related pages


  1. Republican Andy McKean (District 58) switched parties. [1]

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