Sunday, February 11

Keota legislator Greiner will not seek re-election

Note to the multi-talented Mark Nolte in Iowa's Fightin' 89th: Don't throw out your yard signs.

According to the AP, State Rep. Sandra Greiner, R-Keota, announced last week she will leave the Iowa House of Representatives after her current term expires and will not seek re-election in 2008.
‘‘After eight terms in the Iowa General Assembly, it is time for me to say goodbye and give other talented people the opportunity to serve,’’ Greiner said at the annual meeting of the Washington County Pork Producers.
Greiner was elected in 1992 when Republicans took control of the Iowa House for the first time in a decade. She authored landmark legislation to eradicate pseudorabies throughout Iowa. She also concentrated on water quality and soil conservation legislation while chairwoman of the House Environmental Protection Committee.
‘‘It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Iowa in the General Assembly,’’ she said. ‘‘However, the time has come to make way for new leaders, new ideas and new energy.’’
House Republican Leader Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City, said Greiner will be missed.
‘‘Rep. Greiner’s experience and leadership have been of great significance to all members of the Legislature,’’ said Rants. ‘‘She has been a tremendous asset to our caucus and the entire state of Iowa.’’

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