Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Troy Price, released the following statement about the Iowa Senate Democrats leadership:

“We want to congratulate Senator Janet Petersen on her new role as Minority Leader and for making history as the first Democratic woman to serve in that position. We have the utmost confidence in her leadership and know she will be an effective champion for Democratic values in the statehouse.

We also thank Senator Rob Hogg for all he has done for our party and look forward to his continued service and commitment to the progressive issues that matter most to the people of Iowa.

We have a lot of work ahead of us, but working with both of them – and all Democrats – we will be able to to win back the Senate and put our state back on track.”