Linda Upmeyer

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Linda L. Upmeyer
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Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 54th district
12th (2003 – 2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Clarence Hoffman
Personal details
Born (1952-07-31) July 31, 1952 (age 61)
Mason City, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Doug
Children 5
Residence Clear Lake, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa, Drake University
Occupation Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Website Upmeyer's website

Linda L. Upmeyer (born July 23, 1952) is the Iowa State Representative from the 54th District. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2003 and is the Iowa House Majority Leader for the 85th General Assembly. She received her BSN from the University of Northern Iowa and her MSN from Drake University.

As of January 2013, Upmeyer serves on the Administration and Rules committee in the Iowa House. She is also a member of the Legislative Council.

She is also the current Second Vice Chairman for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a national association of legislators.[1]

Biography[edit]

Linda Upmeyer serves as the Majority Leader of the Iowa House of Representatives. She was first elected in 2002. Linda is a cardiology nurse practitioner. Linda was born on July 23, 1952, in Mason City, Iowa.

She grew up in Garner on the family farm. She graduated from Garner High School in 1970. Following high school, she attended NIACC and the University of Iowa, where she received her BS in Nursing. She received her Master’s in Nursing from Drake University.

Linda and her husband Doug have five children and three grandchildren, Colin, Carter, and Cooper.

Linda is a member of Farm Bureau, Prof. Cardiovascular Nurses Assn. and Iowa/American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa.

She is a former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and a former board member of both the National and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. She currently serves at the Vice President on the Executive Board of the American Legislative Council.

She was elected as Iowa’s first female House Majority Leader by her peers in 2010.

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2002 [2]
District 12
Turnout: 4,112
Republican (newly redistricted) Linda L. Upmeyer Republican 2,799 68.1
Kirk Kraft Republican 1,309 31.8
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2002 [3]
District 12
Turnout: 10,820
Republican (newly redistricted) Linda L. Upmeyer Republican 6,617 61.2
Jim Braun Democratic 4,197 38.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2004 [4]
District 12
Turnout: 15,033
Republican hold Linda L. Upmeyer* Republican 10,436 69.4
Vernon Harper Democratic 4,585 30.5
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2006 [5]
District 12
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2008 [6]
District 12
Turnout: 14,474
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican 10,086 69.7
Randall Rainer Democratic 4,380 30.3
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [7]
District 12
Republican hold Linda Upmeyer* Republican unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [8]
District 54
Republican (newly redistricted) Linda Upmeyer* Republican unopposed

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarence Hoffman
12th District
2003 – 2013
Succeeded by
Dan Muhlbauer
Preceded by
Ron Jorgensen
54th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent