IMG_7143State Representative Brian Meyer, D-Des Moines, took the oath of office at the State Capitol today to become the newest member of the Iowa House.  Meyer won a special election last week and serves District 33, which covers the southeast side of Des Moines.

“I’m excited to serve the people of Des Moines in the Iowa House and I’m ready to get to work,” said Meyer. “When the legislative session starts in January, my focus will be to strengthen Iowa’s middle class and working poor, stand strong for civil rights, and fight for a cleaner environment.”

Earlier this week, Rep. Meyer resigned from the Des Moines City Council after serving for seven years.  Prior to his service on the council, he served on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Brian lives in Des Moines with his wife Ann and two children, Evelyn and Clara.  He is a former Assistant Iowa Attorney General and Assistant Polk County Attorney.  Meyer is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Dubuque Senior High School.  In 2002, he received his law degree from Drake University is a former member of AFSCME, Local 1868.  He was also a member of the Iowa National Guard.

Rep. Meyer can be reached at brian.meyer@legis.iowa.gov or 515-999-0590.  Constituents can also connect with him through Facebook.com/brianmeyeria and Twitter @brianjmeyer.

The 2014 Iowa Legislature starts work on January 13.