Iowa State Senate, 2005-06
The Iowa State Senate has 50 members, who serve four year terms. Half of the members stand for election every two years.
During 2005-06 it was evenly divided with 25 Republicans and 25 Democrats. The average age was 56, and 10% were women.
- In an unprecedented move, Mary Lundby replaced Stewart Iverson as the Republican Leader while the 2006 term was in session.