Representative Linda L. Upmeyer View All Years
Serving ninth term in House. Currently serving as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Nurse practitioner (ARNP-c).
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. State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) Board of Directors. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Executive Committee. 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.
Husband, Doug; four sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.