Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, District 25 Republican, resigns from office

March 13, 2018: Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, Republican, resigned from the State Senate yesterday, Monday, March 12, 2018, after a website published video and photos allegedly showed the married Dix kissing a Statehouse lobbyist. Dix’s resignation was effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, according to a press release from Senate President Jack Whitver. Republicans in the Republican-majority State Senate plan to appointed a new Majority Leader tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Dix was previously involved with a sexual misconduct case involving a former Senate Republican staffer. The former employee filed a lawsuit claiming sexual misconduct in the workplace. She was awarded $1.75 million in 2017. Dix is a politician and farmer from Shell Rock, Iowa. In the Iowa State Senate, he represented Senate District 25, which covers Butler, Grundy, Hardin, and Story Counties. He was the Chairman of the Rules and Administration Senate Committee. In 1996, Dix made his first bid for the Iowa House of Representatives, running unopposed for House District 21, which covered Butler and Grundy Counties from 1993 to 2002 before redistricting from the 2000 Census, that was vacated by Robert H. Renken. Iowa Congressional and Legislative districts were redrawn after the 2000 Census that went into effect for the 2002 election. From 2002 to 2006, Dix represented House District 17, which covered Butler and Bremer Counties from 2002 to 2012. He was in office for five two-year terms in the Iowa House being reelected in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004. Dix has been in the State Senate since 2011.

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