Iowa GOP Praises Newly Elected Speaker Upmeyer

DES MOINES – Chairman Jeff Kaufmann and State Central Committee Member Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks praised the Iowa House Republicans for electing Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, as Speaker during a meeting this morning.

Statement from Chairman Kaufmann: “Speaker Upmeyer will fight every day to cut burdensome regulations, reduce taxes, and keep power with the people of Iowa — where it belongs. Iowa has one of the strongest economies in the nation, and Speaker Upmeyer will serve as a steward for future growth and innovation. I personally had the pleasure of serving with Speaker Upmeyer for years, and I congratulate her on becoming Speaker, and thank her for her years of service.”

Statement from State Central Committee Member Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks: “Senator Joni Ernst, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Auditor Mary Mosiman, and now Speaker Upmeyer are showing young women throughout Iowa that they can achieve their dreams and make a difference in the political arena. Speaker Upmeyer is also the first woman speaker in Iowa history and the fifth woman speaker in the entire United States. Iowa Republicans are — and will continue to be — trailblazers in this regard.”

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