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Williams sworn in as Carroll area’s state senator

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State Sen. Craig Williams, R-Manning, is sworn into office Jan. 11 at the State Capitol.

Manning ag businessman Craig Williams was sworn in on Monday to start his first term in the Iowa Senate representing Senate District 6, which covers Audubon, Buena Vista, Carroll and Sac Counties and parts of Crawford County.

“I look forward to serving in the Senate on behalf of my district, and I am honored to officially be sworn in,” said Williams, a long-time Republican leader in Iowa.

He’s earned plum committee assignments.

Williams serves on the Appropriations and Commerce committees in the Iowa Senate, two powerful perches dealing with spending and the economy.

Additionally, Williams is on the Government Oversight and Local Government committees. The latter should see lots of action as cities and counties work to climb out of the pandemic.

Williams is a member of the Agriculture and Natural Resources subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, recently released the committee assignments for Senate Republicans for the 89th General Assembly.

“Senate Republicans have focused on pro-growth and pro-jobs legislation since we regained the majority in 2016,” Whitver said. “Those goals remain for another session, and these committees will develop the policies to implement those goals. I’m very proud of our caucus, and I am eager to work with them again this session.”

Williams in November won Senate District 6 with 69 percent of the vote to 31 percent for political newcomer C.J. Petersen, a Templeton Democrat.

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