Hubert Houser

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Hubert M. Houser
Hubert Houser - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 49th district
43rd (2002–2003)
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002
Preceded by Derryl McLaren
Personal details
Born (1942-10-09) October 9, 1942 (age 71)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Paula Ackerman
Residence Carson, Iowa
Occupation Farmer
Website Houser's website

Hubert M. Houser (born October 9, 1942) is the Iowa State Senator from the 49th District. He has served in the Iowa Senate since 2002, when he filled a vacancy left by Derryl McLaren's resignation. [1]

Houser currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Agriculture committee; the Local Government committee; the Transportation committee; the Ways and Means committee; and the Economic Growth committee, where he is the ranking member. He also serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. His prior political experience includes serving as a representative in the Iowa House from 1992 to 2001, serving on the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors from 1979 to 1993, and serving two terms on the Carson-Macedonia School Board.

Houser was re-elected in 2006 with 14,373 votes, running unopposed. [2]

Education[edit]

Houser obtained his degree from Iowa State University.[1]

Career[edit]

Outside of politics, Houser is a farmer.[1] Secretary of the Senate Michael Marshall told The Des Moines Register on Monday (April 7) that Sen. Hubert Houser was receiving his $144 daily expense payments and his $25,000 annual salary, though he hasn't voted on a measure since March 4. Houser told the Register earlier he was too busy with work on his farm to join in legislative business, adding that as a Republican in the Democratic-controlled Senate, he had little to do. On Monday, Houser told the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil he's willing to return his legislative pay to the state if anyone requested he do so. Houser, a Republican, has served 22 years in the Legislature.[2]

Organizations[edit]

  • Farm bureau
  • Cattleman's Association[1]

Elected offices[edit]

  • Carson-Macedonia School Board (two years)
  • Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors (1979-1993)[1]
  • Economic Development Authority Board
  • Iowa Economic Development Board
  • Iowa Power Fund Board[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Hubert Houser". Iowa Senate Republican Caucus. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lawmaker skipping rest of session is still getting paid". Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "JONI ERNST ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF STATE SENATOR HUBERT HOUSER". Joni For Iowa. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Derryl McLaren
43rd District
2002 – 2003
Succeeded by
Joe Seng
Preceded by
Mark Shearer
49th District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent