Iowa Senate Republicans have elected Sen. Jack Whitver as their new majority leader.
Whitver, who is from Ankeny, was elected Wednesday morning during a closed meeting at the state Capitol.
He replaces Bill Dix, who resigned from the leadership role and as a senator on Monday.
Sen. Charles Schneider, a West Des Moines Republican, was elected Senate president.
Schneider, who will preside over floor activity in the GOP-controlled chamber, replaces Whitver.
Republicans also chose Sen. Amy Sinclair of Allerton to serve as majority whip.
Sen. Jake Chapman of Adel will serve as assistant majority leader.