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Iowa Congressman Dan Huseman to retire from legislature

Rep. Dan Huseman
Republican Rep. Dan Huseman has served in the Iowa House for 25 years.

DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) -- Iowa Representative Dan Husman, R-Aurelia, announced Tuesday morning he will not be seeking reelection in 2020 and will retire from the Iowa House at the conclusion of his term.

Huseman represents House District 3, which includes Cherokee and O'Brien counties as well as portions of Plymouth and Sioux counties.

Huseman was first elected in 1994 and is the longest-serving member of the House Republican caucus.

“I am incredibly proud of the things that have been accomplished during my time in the Iowa House,” said Huseman. “When I first ran, I did so because I wanted to make a difference and improve our state for future generations. I feel very good about where we are today. It has been an honor to represent the people of Northwest Iowa over the past 25 years. Thank you all for allowing me to serve as your voice in Des Moines.”

Huseman has served as the Chairman of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals Appropriation Subcommittee from 2003-2007 and 2011-2019.

He also served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee from 2001-2003 and the Natural Resources Committee from 1991-2001.

Huseman currently serves as an Assitant Majority Leader in the Iowa House.

“I want to thank Rep. Huseman for his years of public service and thoughtful leadership,” said House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford. “He is an incredibly hard worker and always quick with a joke. He will leave behind some big shoes to fill and we all wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.”

Huseman grew up on a family farm in Cherokee County and attended Aurelia community school. He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1970 and Buena Vista College in Storm Lake in 1974.

He recently retired from working on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.

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