(DES MOINES) – House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Jon Thorup (R-Knoxville) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Public Safety Committee during the 88th General Assembly.
“I am very honored to be assigned to this post. There are real dangers to Iowans at the present time. Here are just a few: School violence, narcotics, shrinking resources for firefighters and emergency medical services, homicides, traffic fatalities, gang violence, human trafficking, and many other dangers are out there,” said Thorup. “None of them have easy or immediate solutions, but The House Public Safety Committee is one place that can have a positive impact. I’m very excited to be a part of that.”
Thorup was recently elected to his first term in the Iowa House earlier this month.
“We are thrilled to welcome Representative-elect Thorup to the Iowa House. I am certain that he will be a strong leader for his constituents. As Vice Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, I am confident he will quickly learn the ropes and make community safety a top priority,” said Speaker Upmeyer.
The legislative session begins Monday, January 14, 2019.