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Senator Anderson named a Hometown Hero

State Senator Bill Anderson, R-Pierson, was honored Friday as a Hometown Hero by the Autism Society of Iowa.

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The Autism Society of Iowa honors Iowa legislators each year with the Hometown Hero Award. Senator Anderson was a recipient this year of the Hometown Hero designation. The Autism Society of Iowa said Senator Anderson has “gone above and beyond to improve the lives of those with autism spectrum disorders.”

“I am honored to be named a Hometown Hero by the Autism Society of Iowa,” Senator Anderson said. “It is important to work diligently to help improve the lives of every Iowan, and even harder for those who need us the most.”


Senate Republicans unanimously re-elect Senator Dix as leader

Des Moines – Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, and Senate Republican Whip Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, were unanimously re-elected to their respective leadership positions Monday at the State Capitol.

Senator Dix was first elected in 2012 as Senate Republican leader. Whitver served as the Senate Republican whip during the 2014 Legislative session.

“I am honored to have the continued support of our Senate Republican caucus,” Senator Dix said. “Senate Republicans will remain steadfast in fighting for fiscal responsibility, expanding new career opportunities and creating a legacy of opportunity for all Iowans.”

Senate Republicans also elected five assistant leaders Monday during their caucus. The assistant leaders for the 2015 Legislative session are: Senator Randy Feenstra, R-Hull; Senator Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City; Senator Dan Zumbach, R-Ryan; Senator Tim Kapucian, R-Keystone; and Senator Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines.

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