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IOWA SENATE ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

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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.