Senate Republicans reelected Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, as Majority Leader and Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines, as President of the Iowa Senate for the 88th General Assembly.
“Thank you to my fellow Republican Senators for their continued trust in my leadership. It is an honor to receive their unanimous support for Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate,” said Whitver. “On Tuesday Iowans voted to continue the bold agenda we delivered over the last two years and we will not let them down. Our caucus will continue to deliver bold policy reforms to improve career opportunities, make sure Iowans keep more of their hard earned money, and to maintain Iowa’s status as the best state in the country.”
Whitver was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010. He was chosen by Senate Republicans to preside over the Senate as President in 2016 and became Majority Leader in 2018. On Tuesday he was reelected to a four year team to represent Ankeny, Alleman and a portion of northeast Des Moines in the Iowa Senate. He resides in Ankeny with his wife, Rachel and their three children.
“Senate Republicans are excited to get back to work,” Senate President Charles Schneider said. “We believe Iowans recognize that the policies adopted during the last two years are working to improve the lives of people in our state. I am excited to work with my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle, the House and Governor Reynolds to continue to pass pro-growth policies and cement Iowa’s place as the best state in the nation.”
Schneider lives in West Des Moines with his wife Lisa. He was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2012 to represent West Des Moines and Waukee. He was elected President of the Senate in 2018.
The Republican leadership team consists of the following Senators:
- Majority Leader, Senator Jack Whitver, Ankeny
- President of the Senate, Senator Charles Schneider, West Des Moines
- President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Senator Jerry Behn, Boone
- Majority Whip, Senator Amy Sinclair, Allerton
- Assistant Majority Leaders
- Senator Randy Feenstra, Hull
- Senator Jake Chapman, Adel
- Senator Waylon Brown, St. Ansgar
- Senator Dan Zumbach, Ryan