Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement on the re-election of Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen and the election of Representative Todd Prichard to the post of House Democratic Leader:
“We are thrilled to congratulate the new Democratic leadership team in the Iowa State Legislature. We are so excited to work with them to keep our government accountable to working Iowans.
Senator Janet Petersen has proven a capable and values-driven leader at the State Capitol, fighting for the most vulnerable and standing up to extreme partisanship. We are very grateful to her for her willingness to step up once again.
After many years of strong, principled leadership from Representative Mark Smith, it’s incredibly encouraging to have someone like Representative Prichard step up to help the House Democrats build on that progress. We are grateful to them both for their commitment to the Democratic cause.
Moving forward, we look forward to working with House Democratic Leader Prichard and Senate Democratic Leader Petersen to look critically at how we can better serve Iowans, no matter where they live. We look forward to fighting for better schools, affordable health care, and jobs that help every working family thrive in our state. With Leaders Prichard and Petersen, the future is bright for Iowa Democrats.”