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1/2/2013
Legislative duties for 2013 session

❚ by MIKE THORNHILL

Two different legislators will represent Ida County when the 2013 Iowa legislative session opens Monday, Jan. 14.

State Senator Nancy Boettger (R) of Harlan was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 1994. She serves District Nine, which includes all of Ida, Monona, Harrison and Shelby Counties along with parts of Woodbury and Crawford Counties.

Born and raised in Evanston, Ill., Senator Boettger received her Bachelor's Degree in sociology from Iowa State University and her B.A. in education from Buena Vista College.

Boettger, a former educator, is very active in her community. She now farms with her husband, Dave. Together they host a farm bed and breakfast. They reside just outside of Harlan and have four children and eleven grandchildren.

Boettger's committee assignments in the Senate include Human Resources, Education, Judiciary, Economic Development Appropriations (ranking member) and Appropriations.

During the session Boettger may be contacted at:

Legislative Email: nancy.boettger@legis.iowa.gov

Home phone: 1-712-744-3290 (weekends)

Senate phone: 1-515-281-3371

State Representative Matt Windschitl (R) of Missouri Valley in Harrison County will represent District 17, which includes all of Ida and Monona Counties along with parts of Woodbury and Harrison Counties.

Windschitl received his formal education at home before attending college for gunsmithing. He is a trained gunsmith and works at the family owned gun store in Missouri Valley. He also works full time as a switchman for the Union Pacific Railroad when not in session.

Windschitl and his wife, Ivy, have two daughters, Anna who is four and Addy who is two.

Windschitl joined the United States Marine Corps in June 2001 at the age of 17. He served eight years in the Marine Corps Reserves as a mechanic with the Engineer Maintenance Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Maintenance Battalion. He served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2005, and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps Reserves as a sergeant in June 2009.

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