The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly . The upper house is 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 . [2] 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 in the chief leadership position, 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.


Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer Republican 54
Majority Leader Chris Hagenow Republican 43
Minority Leader Mark Smith Democratic 71

Current composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 57 43 100 0
Begin [13] 59 41 100 0
June 16, 2017 [14] 40 99 1
August 9, 2017 [15] 41 100 0
Latest voting share 59% 41%

Past notable members

See also