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ⓘ List of current members of the Iowa Senate. The Iowa Senate is the upper house of the Iowa General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Iowa. One Stat ..




List of current members of the Iowa Senate
                                     

ⓘ List of current members of the Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate is the upper house of the Iowa General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Iowa. One State Senator is elected from each of the states 50 electoral districts, with each Senate district containing two House of Representatives districts. The 2019-21 term is part of the 88th General Assembly. As of January 14, 2019, 18 of those seats are held by Democrats and 32 by Republicans. The presiding officer is the President of the Senate, who is chosen by the majority party and elected by the Senate. In addition, senators elect a President Pro Tempore, chosen in the same manner as the President, and the respective party caucuses elect a majority and minority leader, a majority and minority whip, and assistant party leaders.

Senators are elected for four-year terms and elected in even-numbered years, with half of the Senate is elected every two years on General election day voting in the presidential and midterm elections. Newly elected senators are sworn in and begin work on the second Monday of January. If a Senator resigns from office before his or her term expires, the Governor calls a special election to replace the Senator. Senators are not term-limited.

Senators, as a rule, several standing committees and often serve on the joint subcommittees on appropriations, permanent statutory committees and various boards and commissions.