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Legislative session begins with first woman House Speaker

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

History is made as the legislative session starts.

Republican Linda Upmeyer became the first woman to serve as Iowa's Speaker of the House.

Breaking the glass ceiling isn't the only thing that makes it special.

"This is such a special personal moment for our family," said Upmeyer. "I think it will really take some time for me to fully appreciate following my father's footsteps into this chair. "

Upmeyer's father served as Iowa House Speaker many years ago.

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