Key State Leaders Confirmed
April 11, 2019
The Iowa Senate has confirmed gubernatorial appointments to state boards and commissions the last few weeks. This week, several individuals in high-level positions were confirmed. Wednesday, the Iowa Senate confirmed Iowa Economic Development Authority/Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Debi Durham and Rod Roberts, who will be the new Labor Commissioner after previously serving as the Director of Department of Inspections and Appeals.
On Thursday, the Iowa Senate confirmed on a vote of 49 to 0 former House Speaker Kraig Paulsen to be Director of Revenue. Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend was confirmed by a vote of 43 to 6.