Iowa’s Republican governor has given a long-time legislator and former Iowa Republican Party chairman a state job that has a six-figure salary.
Governor Terry Branstad named Stewart Iverson of Clarion to the state’s Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board. Iverson will be the board’s chairman. It’s a paid position with a $137,000 a year salary.
Iverson, a former farmer, first won a seat in the Iowa legislature in 1989. He served nearly a decade as the Republican leader in the Iowa Senate. He left the Senate in 2006, shortly after being voted out as GOP leader.
Iverson was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa in late 2006, after the General Election, and served through the 2008 elections.
Iverson held a seat in the Iowa House for the past two years, but did not run for office in 2012. Iverson, who is 62 years old, must win confirmation from the Iowa Senate for this new job. If confirmed, his term ends in April of 2017.