Next Monday our state’s lawmakers will be back in Des Moines for the 88th Iowa General Assembly.
While the midterm elections last fall flipped a number of U.S. Congress seats (changing the U.S. House majority from Republican to Democrat), the Iowa legislature’s makeup remains relatively unchanged. Here in Hardin County, our representation is exactly as it was when the 2018 session ended. Rural Buckeye’s Annette Sweeney represents us in the Iowa Senate after winning a special election in April and the general election in November. The county is split in two for House representation. Pat Grassley, of New Hartford, speaks on behalf of the northern half of the county, while Dave Deyoe, of Nevada, represents the southern half of the county.