Windschitl Elected Speaker Pro Tem


(DES MOINES)—Today Rep. Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) was elected as the Speaker Pro Tem in the Iowa House.

Windschitl replaces retiring representative, Steve Olson (R-DeWitt) who resigned the post.  Windschitl was first elected to the House in 2006 and has served as a House Assistant Majority Leader for the past five years.

“It is an honor to serve as the Speaker Pro Tem and I look forward to the challenge,” said Windschitl.  “I am committed to working on behalf of the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa and continuing to move the state forward.”

Windschitl is a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a trained gunsmith and works full time for the Union Pacific Railroad.  Matt and his wife, Ivy, have two daughters.

“Speaker Pro Tem Windschitl is one of the hardest working and most respected members of the Iowa House,” said House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha).  “He is a principled legislator who is constantly working on behalf of Iowans and he will be a tremendous Speaker Pro Tem.”

Pictured here is outgoing Speaker Pro Tem Steve Olson and incoming Speaker Pro Tem Matt Windschitl in the House chamber.