House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) recently announced that Rep. Gary Carlson (R-Muscatine) will serve as the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

“Rep. Carlson knows how to put politics aside to develop commonsense solutions to move Iowa forward. He will be a great leader for this committee,” said Speaker Upmeyer.

Carlson was also appointed to the following committees: Commerce, Economic Growth, Local Government, and Transportation, Infrastructure, & Capitals Budget.

The legislative session begins January 9, 2017.