Geri Huser

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Geri D. Huser
Geri D. Huser - Official Portrait - 83rd GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 42nd district
In office
Preceded by James Van Fossen
Succeeded by Kim Pearson
Personal details
Born (1963-07-14) July 14, 1963 (age 53)
Des Moines, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dan
Residence Altoona, Iowa
Occupation Planning Specialist, Polk County Social Services
Website Huser's website

Geri D. Huser (born July 14, 1963) is a Democratic party politician. She served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1996 to 2011.


Huser graduated from Southeast Polk High School and later received a BA in social work from Briar Cliff College.[citation needed]


She served[when?] as a Planning Specialist with Polk County Social Services and has been director of Iowa Finance Authority's Title Guaranty Division. Huser was named[when?] to Governor Terry Branstad's Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission.[1] Since 1991 she served as a member of the Altoona City Council and the Metropolitan Planning Organization since 1990.[citation needed]

From 1996 to 2011 Huser represented the 42nd District in the Iowa House of Representatives and served on several committees: the Judiciary committee; the Local Government committee; the Ways and Means committee; and the Transportation committee, which she chaired.[citation needed] In 2006 Huser was re-elected with 8,493 votes, running unopposed. [1] She lost re-election in 20111 to Republican Kim Pearson by 126 votes.[citation needed]

As Chairwoman of the Iowa Utilities Board, she voted in June 2016 not to allow the controversial construction of the Bakken pipeline to continue, but was trumped by the other two members Nick Wagner and Libby Jacobs who voted in favor.[2]


Huser is the daughter of Ed and Lois Skinner. She is married to her husband Dan and together then have a daughter named Kelli and a son named Blake.[3]



  1. ^ "Where are they now? Geri Huser edition". Bleeding Heartland. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ William Petrowski (6 June 2016). "Despite critics, Bakken pipeline gets go-ahead in Iowa". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Representative Geri Huser". The Iowa Legislature. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Larry Disney
66th District
Succeeded by
Ed Fallon
Preceded by
James Van Fossen
42nd District
Succeeded by
Kim Pearson