Kraig Paulsen
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Speaker Kraig Paulsen was first elected to the Iowa House in 2002 and serves House District 35, northern and western Linn County. Kraig was born on September 9, 1964 in Monticello, Iowa. His father, Dr. Kenneth Paulsen, is a veterinarian. His mother, Marilyn Felker, is a retired hospital transcription manager. Kraig has one brother and two sisters, all who live in Linn County. Paulsen attended school in the Cedar Rapids School District where he graduated in 1983 from Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. He went on to attend Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where he graduated in 1987. Kraig received his MBA in 1994 from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Minot, North Dakota. He also received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 2003. Kraig married his high school sweetheart, Cathy, in 1985 in Cedar Rapids. They have four children, a daughter and three sons. The family are members of the New Covenant Bible Church in Cedar Rapids. Paulsen served his country in the...
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RSLC Announces Right Women, Right Now Co-Chairs for 2015-2016

Thursday, March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced the Co-Chairs of its Right Women, Right Now initiative for the 2015-2016 election cycle. New Co-Chairs Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan join returning Co-Chair Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, who...

RSLC Congratulates Martina White on Election to Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) on behalf of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) congratulated Martina White on her victory in the special election for District 170 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The seat was vacated by Democrat Brendan Boyle after his election to...

Lt. gov. notes importance of reaching women, Latino voters

Monday, March 23, 2015
The Register-Mail

The remarkable Republican takeover of state legislatures

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
The Washington Post
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