Capitol Update

This week again the House stood at a stand still waiting for the Senate to move Budget bills so that we can start the process of working out the differences and pass the budgets.  This is the last thing that needs to be done before we close the session.  The Senate worked a couple of days on policy legislation but did not move the needed budget legislation.  Tuesday was the 100th day of the session which is the official end of the session. 

The end of the session means that our clerks are done. Clerks help answer emails.  They keep track of bills in committee, take notes at committee meetings, and help draft the weekly newsletter.  My clerk this year was David Wade.  He was a great help in keeping me on task during the busy days at the Capitol. 

Below is his last assignment I gave him on Tuesday before he left.  I asked him to write his thoughts on the session.  Thank you David for spending time with me this session and making my job much easier in serving the constituents of House District 96.

This week was my last week at the Capitol as a clerk. I was fortunate enough to clerk for both Representative Hein and Representative Mommsen. The experience has just been fantastic. I have been able to learn so much about how our state government works. Representatives Hein and Mommsen have been great at explaining the process to me and helping me understand the intricacies of state politics. I have been able to meet some very great, interesting, and well-educated people here in the statehouse, including other senators and the Governor herself. I have found an abundance of opportunities to further explore my potential future in law or maybe even politics. Later this week, I start my next job as a regional campaign director for Governor Reynolds campaign. I am very excited to start this opportunity, but I will definitely miss my time at the Capitol. I cannot overstate how great of an opportunity this was-thank you again. Representatives Hein and Mommsen!

As always, if you have any concerns or thoughts on these or other issues, feel free to send me an email at or give me a call at 319-480-1997

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