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Majority Leader Upmeyer’s Opening Remarks for the 86th General Assembly

Below are Majority Leader Upmeyer’s opening day remarks, prepared for delivery:

Thank you Mr. Speaker,

Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, our families and guests here today, and to all Iowans listening and watching online, welcome to the 86th General Assembly of the Iowa House of Representatives.

I am honored to be sworn in today with such an amazing group of people. Take a look around the room. The variety of expertise and experience here is impressive.

You bring with you a wealth of perspective that will enrich the work we do here. Thank you for offering your time and talent to serve. Thank you to your families and friends for their support and helping make it possible for you to be here.

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Speaker Pro Tem Windschitl’s Opening Remarks for the 86th General Assembly

Below are Speaker Pro Tem Windschitl’s opening day remarks, prepared for delivery:

Ladies and gentlemen of the 86th General Assembly thank you for bestowing on me the honor to serve as Speaker Pro Tem. It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve with all of you. I would like to thank my constituents back home for choosing me to be their voice in this august body. I would also like to thank my family, especially my wife Ivelisse and our daughters, for all the sacrifices they make to accommodate my service to the people of Iowa.

We each have different priorities our constituents sent us here to focus on. As Speaker Pro Tem I look forward to working with each and every one of you to accomplish many of those priorities in a bipartisan fashion. There are times we may not agree on the best path forward, but we all have a similar interest at heart, to do what is right by the people of Iowa.

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Speaker Paulsen’s Opening Remarks for the 86th General Assembly

Below are Speaker Paulsen’s opening day remarks, prepared for delivery:

Friends, family, representatives – welcome to the 86th General Assembly.

I’d like to take a moment to recognize all of the family members in the chamber today, particularly my wife Cathy.  Our families are our biggest supporters and make the most sacrifices in our service to Iowans.  Thank you for your constant strength and encouragement.

I’d also like to recognize that as we convene today we are missing one of our own.  Please keep Rep. Dwayne Alons’ family in your prayers and let’s remember his commitment to Iowans and the fervor in which he worked to move our state forward.

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