Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Legislature is getting ready to start work on the people’s business in Des Moines, and a representative from our area is in a leadership role.
According to Iowa House Republicans, District 1 State Representative, Republican John Wills from Spirit Lake has been elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the Iowa House of Representatives. Following his swearing-in, he delivered opening remarks for the 2020 session.
In his speech, Wills said that it is an honor to serve as Speaker Pro Tem. He thanked his constituents for the opportunity to serve them. Wills represents Lyon and Osceola counties and the northern two-thirds of Dickinson County, and has represented that area for the last five years.
Wills also thanked his wife and family for their support and for their “tremendous sacrifices.”
The Representative says he wants to work to accomplish goals in a “bipartisan fashion.” He also says he hopes for “government that is smaller and smarter.”
According to Wills, his goals are to “wisely spend the taxpayer’s dollar, provide efficiency of government services, advance our freedoms and liberties, and ensure our government works for the people, not the other way around.”