Linda L. Upmeyer

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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Cerro Gordo
87
01/09/2017 - 01/13/2019
54

Term

Serving eighth term in House. Currently serving as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Profession

Nurse practitioner (ARNP-c).

Education

Received A.D.N. from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and former board member of both the national and Iowa associations of Community College Trustees. 2014 National Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board of Directors. Member of Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) Executive Committee. Participant in the National Security Seminar at U.S. Army War College in 2017, the Darden Institute at the University of Virginia in 2010, the Toll Fellow program in 2006, and the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) in 2004.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Garner. Resides in Clear Lake.

Family Members

Husband, Doug; four sons, one daughter, and five grandchildren.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Cerro Gordo
86
01/12/2015 - 01/08/2017
54

Term

Serving seventh term in House.

Profession

Nurse practitioner (ARNP-c).

Education

Received A.D.N. from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and former board member of both the national and Iowa associations of Community College Trustees. 2014 National Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board of Directors, Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) Executive Committee, Toll Fellow (2006), Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) in 2004, and the Darden Institute, University of Virginia (2010).

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Garner. Resides in Clear Lake.

Family Members

Husband, Doug; four sons, one daughter, four grandsons, and one granddaughter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Cerro Gordo
85
01/14/2013 - 01/11/2015
54

Term

Serving sixth term in House.

Profession

Nurse practitioner (ARNP-c).

Education

Received A.D.N. from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Past member of Hancock County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the national and Iowa associations of Community College Trustees. Serves as vice chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board of Directors, Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive Committee, Toll Fellow (2006), Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) in 2004, and the Darden Institute, University of Virginia (2010).

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Garner. Resides in Clear Lake.

Family Members

Husband, Doug; four sons, one daughter, and three grandsons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Hancock
84
01/10/2011 - 01/13/2013
12

Term

Serving fifth term in House.

Profession

Nurse Practitioner (ARNP-c).

Education

Received A.D.N. in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Past member of Hancock County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Society of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the national and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. Serves as treasurer of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board of Directors, Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive Committee, Toll Fellow, 2006, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD), 2004, and the Darden Institute, University of Virginia, 2010.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Garner. Resides on a farm near Garner.

Family Members

Husband, Doug; four sons, one daughter, and three grandsons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Hancock
83
01/12/2009 - 01/09/2011
12

Term

Serving fourth term in House.

Profession

Nurse Practitioner (ARNP-c).

Education

Received A.D.N. in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Past member of Hancock County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Society of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the national and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. Served on American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Board of Directors, ALEC Public Sector Chair of Health and Human Services Task Force, Midwestern Legislative Conference Executive Committee, Toll Fellow, 2006, and Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD), 2004.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Garner. Resides on a farm near Garner.

Family Members

Husband Doug; four sons, one daughter, and two grandsons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Hancock
82
01/08/2007 - 01/11/2009
12

Term

Serving third term in House.

Profession

Nurse practitioner (ARNP-c).

Education

Received A.D.N. in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Past member of Hancock County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Society of Nurse Practitioners, Signa Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the national and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1952 in Garner. Resides on a farm near Garner.

Family Members

Husband Doug; four sons, one daughter, and two grandsons.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Hancock
81
01/10/2005 - 01/07/2007
12

Term

Serving second term in House.

Profession

Cardiology nurse practitioner.

Education

Received A.A. in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N. nurse practitioner from Drake University.

Memberships and Activities

Past member of County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, Iowa Nurses Association/American Nurses Association, Professional Cardiovascular Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Society of Nurse Practitioners, Signa Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, American Heart Association Cardiovascular Nursing Council, and Wise Women Medical Advisory Board. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the national and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees.

Birth and Residence

Raised on a family farm near Garner. Resides in Garner.

Family Members

Husband Doug; four sons, one daughter, and one grandchild.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Representative
Republican
Bills & Committees
Nurse Practitioner
Hancock
80
01/13/2003 - 01/09/2005
12

Cardiology nurse practitioner, Raised on a family farm near Garner. Resides in Garner. Received A.A. in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N.-Nurse Practitioner from Drake. Past member of County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, Iowa Nurses Association! American Nurses Association, Professional Cardiovascular Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Society of Nurse Practitioners, Signa Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, American Heart Association Cardiovascular Nursing Council, and Wise Women Medical Advisory Board, Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the National and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. Husband Doug; one daughter and four sons. Serving first term in House.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources