State Representative Dan Muhlbauer of Crawford County as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session.

“As a life-long family farmer, Rep. Muhlbauer knows the critical role that agriculture plays in growing our economy and revitalizing rural communities.  He is passionate about agriculture and making sure that rural Iowa isn’t left behind in the economic recovery,” said McCarthy.

In addition to serving as Ranking Member, Muhlbauer will also serve on Public Safety, Ways & Means, Veteran’s Affairs, and the Agriculture Committees.

“Ag and Natural Resources go hand in hand.  This is why I feel this is a great position for me, because I am a lifelong farmer and I understand the importance of preserving our natural heritage,” Muhlbauer stated.

The 2012 legislative session starts on January 9th.