Linda Upmeyer, a nurse practitioner. Raised on a family farm near Garner. Resides in Clear Lake. Received A.A. in nursing from North Iowa Area Community College, B.S.N. from the University of Iowa, and M.S.N.-Nurse Practitioner from Drake University. Past member of County Republican Central Committee. Member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Farm Bureau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Signa Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Former trustee for North Iowa Area Community College and former board member of both the National and Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. Husband Doug; one daughter, four sons and five grandsons. Serving sixth term in House.
Currently House Majoirty Leader.