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SMITH PREPARES FOR IOWA SENATE DUTIES

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Newly elected members of the Iowa House and Senate attended an orientation at the Iowa Statehouse this week.

Among those in Des Moines for the training session was Senator-Elect Jackie Smith of Sioux City:

OC………interact with them. :23 (2x)

The new lawmakers took a tour of the capitol and Smith says their spouses also had a training session:

OC……….follow as well. ;12

Smith and the other new legislators also met with veteran lawmakers, Governor Reynolds, and with nonpartisan staff members who help draft legislation and provide non-partisan reports on the budget and state issues.

She will serve on five different senate committees;

OC……….being a county supervisor. :19

Smith says she will be meeting with current Woodbury County Supervisors and Sioux City Council members before the 110 day state session begins on January 14th.

Photo of Smith & legislative intern Shelby Young of Exira.  Young is earning community college credit while helping lawmakers communicate with Iowans about statehouse issues.