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Sexton continues in leadership role

Rockwell City lawmaker has proven track record in the Iowa House

State Rep. Mike Sexton, R-Rockwell City, has been chosen by his fellow Republican lawmakers to once again fill a key leadership role in the House of Representatives.

They recently re-elected him to be the House majority whip.

In that role he will be the right hand man for House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl, of Missouri Valley.

“It will be my responsibility to take care of the Republican caucus,” Sexton told The Messenger.

In the big picture of House leadership, Sexton will essentially be in the No. 4 position behind the speaker of the House, the speaker pro tem and the majority leader.

While he has reached the leadership ranks of the House of Representatives, Sexton began his government career as a state senator. He served one term in the Senate from 1999 to 2003. He did not seek re-election to the Senate. After leaving the Senate, he served on the Rockwell City-Lytton and South Central Calhoun school boards.

He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014 and was re-elected in 2016, 2018 and this year.

Sexton has earned the endorsement of this newspaper repeatedly. He is a thoughtful and hard-working lawmaker.

During his years in office, he has worked to help residents and businesses in his district by taking on practical issues that aren’t in any way flashy. For instance, in 2015, he authored a plan to make it easier to operate a livestock truck washing facility.

His leadership position in the Republican majority of the House will be beneficial for our area.

We congratulate Sexton on achieving this important position. We look forward to the good work he will do for our area and the state.

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