Senate Majority Leader resigns after leaked video revealed alleged affair with Lobbyist
14 March, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Franklin Nunez
Iowa Republican state Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix resigned his post Monday after video surfaced of him kissing a woman who was not his wife in a bar.
The video was taken March 1 at Waveland Tap on University Avenue in Des Moines and has since sent shock waves through Iowa's political world.
The video shows Republican Bill Dix kissing the unidentified lobbyist.
A statement from Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver (R) said Dix's resignation was effective at 2 p.m.
"Iowans hold their elected officials to a high standard, and as elected officials, we have an obligation to lead", she said.
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Dix, who is married and has three children, is the majority leader of the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate.
"Because this involves Senator Dix and a lobbyist, there will be questions about the impact of this relationship on legislation", the Democrats said in a statement.
The website did not identify the woman shown in the video but described her "as a lobbyist for various municipality groups".
The woman was identified as a statehouse lobbyist for Iowa League of Cities, an organization that seeks to sway legislation at the state Capitol.
"We are taking what we believe are appropriate actions, but because this is a personnel matter we can not comment further", League of Cities director of government affairs and legislative counsel Robert L. Palmer said in an email to the Des Moines Register. Schneider says despite the leadership upheaval, senate committees will meet and the senate will debate, when necessary this week.
After Dix's resignation, GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds said in a statement: 'I believe he made the right decision in stepping down.
But by early afternoon, Dix had made the decision to end his Senate stay in the final year of his second term.
Dix, 55, is a third-generation farmer whose district covers Butler, Grundy, Hardin and Story counties.
Anderson was sacked hours after filing a sexual harassment report. Kirsten Anderson was initially awarded $2.2 million in a wrongful-termination suit when she was sacked just hours after filing the allegations in 2013. Some called for Dix's resignation over the Senate's treatment of the case, which was settled for $1.75 million and resulted in the creation of a human resources manager position to handle harassment complaints down the road.
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