Representative Linda L. Upmeyer View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 80 (2003)
81 (2005)
82 (2007)
83 (2009)
84 (2011)
85 (2013)
86 (2015)
87 (2017) - 88 (2019)
Home County: Hancock
Cerro Gordo
Speaker Video:
Linda L. Upmeyer
Cerro Gordo County


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.

Family Members

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