Iowa Legislature: GOP lose 5 seats in House, gain 3 seats in State Senate
A record high voter turnout is having an effect on legislative races in Iowa.
When the Iowa Legislature convenes in January for its 2019 session, GOP lawmakers will hold a 54-46 margin over Democrats in the House and a 32-18 margin over Democrats in the Senate.
That represents a loss of 5 GOP seats in the House and a gain of 3 Republican seats in the Senate.
There will be a record 45 women serving in the upcoming Iowa Legislature 33 in the 100-member House and 11 in the 50-member Senate.
The most previously has been 35 female legislators, which has happened four times in the past, including the current Iowa Legislature.