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Iowa Senate

NameIowa State Senate
LegislatureIowa General Assembly
Coa PicSEAL IOWA.png
Session RoomIowa Senate.JPG
House TypeUpper house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 10, 2011
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Jack Kibbie
Election1January 8, 2007
Leader2 TypePresident pro Tempore
Leader2Jeff Danielson
Election2January 8, 2007
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3Michael Gronstal
Election3January 8, 2007
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Paul McKinley
Election4November 18, 2008
Term Length4 years
AuthorityLegislative Department, Section 3, Iowa Constitution
Salary$25,000/year + per diem
Political Groups1Democratic Party (26)
Republican Party (24)
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(25 seats)
Next Election2November 6, 2012
(25 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Service Agency with legislative approval
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa

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The Iowa Senate is the upper house of the Iowa General Assembly. There are 50 members of the Senate, representing 50 single-member districts across the state with populations of approximately 59,500 per constituency. Each Senate district is composed of two House districts. The Senate meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Unlike the lower house, the Iowa House of Representatives, Senators serve four-year terms, with half of the Senate staggered for re-election every two years. There are no term limits for the Senate.

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