The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday. It was an honor to sign my name in the official register after being re-elected in November to serve as state senator for the people of Marshall and Tama counties, as well as La Porte City and southern parts of Black Hawk County.
With the Legislature back in session, I want to make sure you know what's happening. I'll be sending out regular updates on the key issues we're addressing from week-to-week in the Senate. I'll also be participating in local forums, where we'll have a chance to talk face-to-face.
There are several online resources to help you stay informed as well. I invite you to check out my Senate Web page at www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/sodders, and encourage you to share this site with others who might be interested in signing up for my newsletter, connecting with me on Facebook or checking out my Senate photos.
State Senator Steve Sodders
At our caucus Web site, www.senate.iowa.gov/democrats, you'll find:
Articles on legislation, current events, grant opportunities and state resources.
Summaries of bills voted on in Senate committees and in the chamber.
Social media links to connect with Senate Democrats via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and photos, or our RSS feed.
At www.legis.iowa.gov, the Legislature's official site, you can watch live debate in the Senate and House, track bills of interest, review what's happening in legislative committees, and even arrange a free tour of the Statehouse if you plan to visit.
Most important, I want you to know that I am here to listen and represent the people in my district. When you share your concerns and ideas, you're helping me do my job. I especially look forward to input related to committees I serve on.
This session, I am serving as Senate President Pro Tem and chair of the Economic Growth Committee. I am also a member of the Judiciary, Agriculture, Labor & Business, State Government, Veterans Affairs, and Rules & Administration committees.
Please feel free to e-mail me at
I can also be reached through the Senate switchboard at 515-281-3371.
Senator Sodders is Senate President Pro Tem and chair of the Economic Growth Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary, Agriculture, Labor & Business, State Government, Veterans Affairs, and Rules & Administration committees.