All five Iowa House Democrats representing Johnson County districts will have prominent committee assignments when the Legislature reconvenes in January.
Iowa City's two Democrats will both chair full committees. Mary Mascher will chair the State Government committee and Vicki Lensing will head the Government Oversight committee.
Dave Jacoby of Coralville will head the Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Economic Development.
Johnson County's two freshmen will both be committee vice chairs. Nate Willems of Lisbon is number two on the Labor committee, and Larry Marek of Riverside will be vice chair of Agriculture.
The other committee assignments for Johnson County House Democrats:
Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee
Update: Republicans announced assignments a few hours after the Dems. The one House Republican representing Johnson County, Jeff Kaufmann of Wilton, will be on Rebuild Iowa, State Government, Judiciary and Ways and Means.