Senate welcomes new members

January 15, 2015

Senator Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque) opened the 2015 session of the 86th General Assembly by welcoming members of the state senate, including seven new senators. Sen. Jochum called on the Senate to live by the Golden Rule and emphasized the needs of low-income children in Iowa.

Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) spoke next, saying that Senate Republicans are resolved to create a legacy of opportunity for all Iowans. Finally, Senator Majority Leader Mike Gronstal made his remarks, focused primarily on growing and helping middle class Iowans. 

The Senate re-elected Sen. Jochum as Senate President and Sen. Steve Sodders (D-Marshalltown) as Senate President Pro Tempore.