Pat Grassley

Pat Grassley spoke to about two dozen people at the Ellsworth Community College Ag and Renewable Energy Center in Iowa Falls during a listening post town hall meeting on Friday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Rep. Pat Grassley, whose Iowa House district includes the northern half of Hardin County, will have a new role come January. The seven-term legislator was chosen by his Republican colleagues on Monday to be the next speaker of the Iowa House.

Grassley, a 36-year-old farmer from New Hartford, said the position has never been a specific goal for him, but it’s been on his radar for several years.

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