Linda Upmeyer

Born:July 23, 1952 (age 71)
Career:Iowa House of Representatives, 2002-2021
Education:B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.S.N., Drake University

Linda Upmeyer served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003-2021. She was the first woman to serve as speaker of the Iowa House.

Upmeyer received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Iowa and her Master of Science in nursing from Drake University. Upon obtaining these degrees, Upmeyer went on to pursue a career as a registered nurse practitioner.

From 2008-2010, Upmeyer served as House minority whip. In 2010, she served as House majority leader. Through her committee memberships, Upmeyer served as chair of the Human Resources Committee from 2005-2007 and as vice chair of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee from 2003-2005.

Following her time in the Iowa legislature, Upmeyer joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Government Relations Group as a senior policy strategist.