Rep. Todd Prichard

Rep. Jennifer Konfrst elected as Iowa House minority leader

BY: - June 14, 2021

Iowa House Democrats on Monday elected Rep. Jennifer Konfrst, D-Windsor Heights, as the new minority leader. Konfrst, a public relations professor at Drake University, her alma mater, is the first woman to lead Iowa House Democrats. She was elected to the House in 2018 and she served as an assistant to the minority leader through […]

House Democrats: We need to show Iowans that GOP lawmakers are extremists

BY: - June 8, 2021

Top Democrats in the Iowa House of Representatives said Tuesday they were disappointed in the 2021 legislative session and that their job in the months ahead is to show Iowans that Republican lawmakers are extremists who don’t deserve their support. “We really did nothing to help Iowans deal with COVID,” said House Minority Leader Todd […]

Iowa Rep. Jennifer Konfrst seeking House minority leader position

BY: - June 3, 2021

House Democrats say Windsor Heights Rep. Jennifer Konfrst will run to replace Rep. Todd Prichard as the House minority leader. Rep. Marti Anderson and Rep. Jo Oldson, both Democrats from Des Moines, said Konfrst had called them about her plan to run for House minority leader. Prichard, D-Charles City, announced Wednesday that he would be […]

Iowa Rep. Todd Prichard steps down as House minority leader

BY: - June 2, 2021

Rep. Todd Prichard, D-Charles City, announced Wednesday he will step down as the House minority leader after three legislative sessions in the position. “After conversations with my family, it’s time for me to step aside and allow a new member of our caucus to lead,” Prichard said in a Wednesday news release. “I know my […]

Iowa lawmakers address U.S. Capitol riot as 2021 legislative session opens

BY: - January 11, 2021

Last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol cast a shadow over the Iowa Statehouse during the opening day of the Legislature’s 2021 session. The state Capitol flags flew at half-staff Monday at the order of Gov. Kim Reynolds, in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police officers, as well as all other law enforcement across the […]