Ruff appointed to top post of Education Committee in Iowa House of Representatives

Rep. Patti Ruff

Iowa House of Representatives Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown has appointed Representative Patti Ruff of McGregor to Ranking Member of the House Education Committee.
“As a former school board president and a mother of three, Rep. Ruff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Iowa House,” said Smith. “She understands the challenges facing rural Iowa and will be a strong voice for the people of northeast Iowa.”
The House Education committee addresses pre-school and K-12 education issues, including school aid funding, as well as non-budget issues relating to higher education.
Ruff will also serve on Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. “I am excited to continue my work serving the people of Clayton and Allamakee Counties in the Iowa House,” said Ruff. “As a former school board member, I know how important education is to our community. As the Legislature considers significant changes in education, I want to hear from educators and parents about the impact on our local rural schools.”
Ruff was elected to her second term in the Iowa House in November. She is a resident of McGregor and works as an accounting clerk at the Bunge grain elevator in McGregor. Ruff served for nine years on the MFL/MarMac School Board.
The 86th General Assembly will convene its first day of the legislative session January 12.