Linda Upmeyer

04/18/2017 - 3:25pm
Meet Rachel      We’ve finally had some nice weather and farmers will soon be headed out to the fields for planting. When farmers head back to the fields, that’s normally a good indication that our work in Des Moines is coming to an end. That continues to hold true this year.      We are wrapping up the final policy bills of the session and work...
01/31/2017 - 4:55pm
Reaching agreement and moving forward     I had many visitors stop by my office this week including Brad Barber, a small business owner from Clear Lake, and Heather Englin, who works for the American Cancer Society in Waterloo. It’s always great to see people from back home as well as the various groups visiting the Capitol...
01/24/2017 - 4:49pm
New beginnings      On Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor a great American that dedicated his life to fighting against discrimination.  As I reflected on Dr. King’s contributions to our country, I ran across this quote from him that really stood out to me: “The time is always right to do...
01/17/2017 - 4:25pm
The House is in order      Excitement and optimism filled the air this week in Des Moines as we called the 87th General Assembly to order.  The week was largely ceremonial with speeches from legislative leaders, the Governor, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Even with all of the pomp and circumstance...
01/10/2017 - 3:23pm
Kicking off the 2017 session     With the holidays in the past and a new year upon us, newfound optimism is always afoot.  I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with family and friends over Christmas and hope you all had an opportunity to do so as well.     A few weeks back, the Revenue Estimating...
11/29/2016 - 4:55pm
A time to be thankful      With the Thanksgiving weekend come and gone, we all had an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. I hope you all had a great holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.      This past Election Day, I was elected to serve my...
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