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Meet Our Members: Matt Windschitl

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Representative Matt Windschitl just finished serving his fifth term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 17th District which includes Ida Grove and Missouri Valley.

Rep. Windschitl serves as the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Iowa House,  and sits on the Administration & Rules, Judiciary, Veterans Affairs, and Ways & Means committees.

First elected in 2006 at the age of 22, Matt became the youngest legislator serving in the Iowa General Assembly at that time.  In 2009, his Republican colleagues in the Iowa House elected Matt as a House Republican Assistant Minority Leader and he was reelected as an Assistant Majority Leader in November of 2010 as well as in November of 2012.  In 2014 Matt was elected to serve as the Speaker Pro-Tempore and reelected to this position in 2015.

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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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