Iowa Senate

Dems: Trone Garriott elected in Senate District 22

November 20, 2020

Sarah Trone Garriott’s election to the Iowa State Senate has been confirmed by a recount in Senate District 22. She will represent Clive, Waukee, Windsor Heights and portions of West Des Moines.

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Dems: Statement on Reynolds’ failed COVID strategy

November 16, 2020

The Governor's half-measured attempt at a mask mandate will not be enough to make Iowans safer, especially heading into the holiday season. Her actions today are simply too little, too late. Half-measures will only prolong this pandemic and the sufferi...

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Dems: Wahls elected Senate Democratic Leader

November 15, 2020

Democratic members of the Iowa Senate have elected Sen. Zach Wahls of Coralville to lead the Senate Democratic caucus. Also elected: Amanda Ragan of Mason City as Democratic Whip; and assistant leaders Nate Boulton of Des Moines, Bill Dotzler of Waterl...

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Dems: Petersen stepping down as Senate Democratic Leader

November 11, 2020

Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen announced today that she will not seek reelection as Senate Minority Leader.

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Dems: Statement on Governor’s latest COVID steps

November 10, 2020

Governor Reynolds’ latest steps to fight COVID are like buying a smoke detector after your house is blazing out of control. If the Governor had listened from day one to health care experts – including the White House Coronavirus Task Force – more Iowan...

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GOP: Whitver Reelected Senate Majority Leader

November 6, 2020

Chapman chosen as Senate President, Zaun as President Pro Tempore

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Dems: The Truth about Iowa Unemployment

October 21, 2020

The headline today from the Reynolds administration of 4.7% unemployment in Iowa wildly underrepresents the dire current unemployment situation in Iowa. A truer unemployment number would be 12.3%.

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Dems: Statement on Governor’s misuse of federal COVID funds

October 19, 2020

Instead of directing more money to testing and contact tracing, paid sick leave for essential workers, food assistance, childcare subsidies, additional money for rent assistance, unemployment insurance, utility assistance, providing PPE to healthcare w...

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Dems: Voting: Are you ready?

September 23, 2020

We’re just six weeks from the 2020 election. Are you ready to vote? Make a plan to eliminate last-minute confusion and ensure you know your options.

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Dems: 2020 Census: Time is running out

September 22, 2020

A lot of funding for communities depends on our census count, so let’s help ensure it’s as accurate as possible. Check with folks you know. If they haven’t taken the census yet, send them to to take the quick survey.

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