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Meet Our Members – Norlin Mommsen

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Representative Norlin Mommsen, of DeWitt, just finished serving his first term in the Iowa House. He represents House District 97, which consists of portions of both Clinton and Scott Counties.  Comanche, LeClaire, and DeWitt make up the major population centers in the district. In the House, Norlin serves as Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Appropriations, and Natural Resources committees.

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Meet Our Members – Lee Hein

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Representative Lee Hein just finished serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 96th District, which includes Anamosa, Manchester, and Monticello.

Rep. Hein serves as chairman of the Agriculture committee. He also serves on the State Government, Transportation, and Ways & Means committees.

Lee was born in Monticello, Iowa. He attended Iowa State University for two years before returning home to join his family farm. Lee is the third generation to operate the family where they raise corn, soybeans and cattle.

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Meet our Members – Ross Paustian

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Representative Ross Paustian, of Walcott, is serving in the Iowa House representing House District 92 .  The district consists of parts of Scott County.  Western Davenport, Eldridge and Walcott make up the major population centers in the district.

Ross is a graduate of Davenport West High School and South Dakota State University.  He is a fifth-generation crop and livestock farmer and is the past President of the Scott County Farm Bureau, past President of the Scott County Pork Producers, and past President of the Walcott Community Club. Read more »

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Meet Our Members – Gary Carlson

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Representative Gary Carlson just finished serving his first term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 91st District, which consists of part of Muscatine County.  Muscatine makes up the major population center in the district.

Rep. Carlson is the Vice Chairman of the Commerce committee, and also serves on the Economic Growth, Local Government, and Transportation committees, as well as the Economic Development budget subcommittee.

Gary is a lifelong Iowan and a graduate of the University of Iowa.  Upon graduating from college, Gary went to work as a First Line Production Supervisor for Bandag, Inc. on the night shift.  It was there that Gary learned how to lead a diverse team of people by maximizing the skills of each team member and creating an environment of communication.  Gary would stay with Bandag for 23 years and rose to Senior Vice President and General Manager of operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Meet Our Members – Dave Heaton

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Representative Dave Heaton just finished serving his eleventh term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 84th District, which includes Mt. Pleasant.

Rep. Heaton is the Chairman of the Health & Human Services budget subcommittee, and also serves on the Appropriations, Human Resources, and Judiciary committees.

David was born on February 2, 1941, in Sigourney. His father, Ward, and mother, Jean, were restaurant owners. He graduated from Sigourney High School in 1959. After high school, David graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1964.  In 1968, he married his wife, Carmen.  Together they have two grown children, Mary, and David Jr., and two grandchildren, Sophie and Patrick.

David served in the United States Army Reserve 872nd Ordinance Company.

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Meet Our Members – Larry Sheets

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Representative Larry Sheets just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 80th District which includes Albia, Centerville, and Eddyville.

Rep. Sheets is the Vice Chairman of the Labor committee, and also serves on the Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, and Local Government committees, as well as the Economic Development budget subcommittee. Read more »

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Meet Our Members – Guy Vander Linden

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Representative Guy Vander Linden just finished serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 79th District which includes Oskaloosa and Pella.

Rep. Vander Linden serves as the Chairman of the Ways and Means committee, and also serves on the Administrative Rules Review, Commerce, and the Administration & Regulation budget subcommittee.

Guy was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California.

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Meet Our Members – Jarad Klein

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Representative Jarad Klein just finished serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 78th District which includes Washington and Sigourney.

Rep. Klein is an Assistant Leader in the House Republican caucus and is also the Chairman of the Administration & Rules committee.  He also serves on the Agriculture, Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, and Public Safety committees.

Jarad is the fifth-generation to grow up on the family farm north of Keota.  He graduated from Keota High School in 1999 and purchased his first 80 acres of farmland in Washington County.  Jarad went on to attend Drake University.

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Meet Our Members – Dave Maxwell

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Representative Dave Maxwell is just finished serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 76th District which includes Grinnell and Williamsburg.

Rep. Maxwell is the Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and also serves on the Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation, and Transportation, Infrastructure, & Capitals budget subcommittee.

Dave grew up in the Deep River area, graduated from Montezuma High School in 1961, worked three years to earn money for college, and then attended the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University.  College was curtailed because of the Vietnam War, in which he served.  Dave spent three years in the US Army, one of them in Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam.

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Meet Our Members – Dawn Pettengill

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Representative Dawn Pettengill just finished serving her sixth term in the Iowa House.  She represents Iowa’s 75th District which includes Belle Plaine, Marengo, and Vinton.

Rep. Pettengill is the Chairwoman of the Administrative Rules Review committee, and also serves on the Commerce, Government Oversight,, State Government, and Ways and Means committees.

Dawn has two sons, Jon and Nick, a daughter-in-law and one granddaughter. As a former mayor and city council person of Mt. Auburn, she wants to preserve and protect small town life.

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