Capitol Digest: Upmeyer joins GOPAC

Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, has been named to the 2013 Legislative Leaders Advisory Board of GOPAC, a political action committee dedicated to educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders. Upmeyer will be replacing House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, who has stepped down from the board as he considers running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Upmeyer was first elected to the Iowa House in 2002 and was elected to become its first female majority leader in 2010. She is also a cardiology nurse practitioner and serves as the vice president on the Executive Board of the American Legislative Council.