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DES MOINES, Iowa – On Wednesday morning, Iowa House Republicans held elections to fill out the leadership team that will lead the caucus into the 2020 legislative session.
 
House Republicans elected State Rep. Mike Sexton, R-Rockwell City, as Iowa House Majority Whip. Sexton is a small business owner and operates a family farm in Calhoun County. He previously served as a House Assistant Leader and Vice Chair of the House Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee.
 
House Republicans also elected State Reps. Holly Brink, R-Oskaloosa, and Jon Thorup, R-Knoxville, as Assistant Leaders.
 
Brink is a benefits consultant for AFLAC, helping families and businesses find insurance options and workforce solutions. In addition, she helps on the family farm. Brink also serves as Vice Chair of the Iowa House Appropriations Committee and the Iowa House Economic Growth Committee.
 
Thorup is a State Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Iowa House Public Safety Committee.
 
The newly-elected Representatives will join the House Republican leadership team of Speaker-Select Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, and Speaker Pro Tem-Select John Wills, R-Spirit Lake. Other Assistant Leaders are State Reps. Dan Huseman, R-Aurelia, and Louie Zumbach, R-Coggon.
 
The 2020 legislative session begins on Monday, January 13.

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