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First woman elected to serve as Iowa House Speaker

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa House Republicans elected Linda Upmeyer to House Speaker Thursday morning.

Upmeyer is the first woman to hold this position in the Iowa Legislature.

Kraig Paulsen announced a few weeks ago he'd be stepping down; he served as House Speaker since 2011.

Upmeyer was serving as House Majority Leader, before being elected to House Speaker. 

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