House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy and Assistant Democratic Leaders Ako Abdul-Samad, Mary Mascher, Mark Smith, and Sharon Steckman today announced the lead democrats on House committees for the 2011 legislative session.

The following will be the ranking members for the 2011 legislative session, which begins on January 10:

  • Agriculture – Rep. Helen Miller
  • Commerce – Rep. Brian Quirk
  • Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa – Rep. Roger Thomas
  • Education – Rep. Nate Willems
  • Environmental Protection – Rep. Phyllis Thede
  • Ethics – Rep-elect Dan Kelley
  • Government Oversight – Rep. Janet Petersen
  • Human Resources – Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
  • Judiciary – Rep. Kurt Swaim
  • Labor – Rep. Bruce Hunter
  • Local Government – Rep-elect John Wittneben
  • Natural Resources – Rep. Curt Hanson
  • Public Safety – Rep. Bob Kressig
  • State Government – Rep. Vicki Lensing
  • Transportation – Rep. Jim Lykam
  • Veterans Affairs – Rep. Jerry Kearns
  • Ways & Means – Rep. Dave Jacoby