Holly Brink Update From the House for District 80 – April 27, 2019

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Rep. Holly Brink

Hello Friends,

This week I want to shake things up as we are coming close to the end of the session and I will put out an end of session newsletter in a few days when we are done.

As you all know, I am a proud mother of three wonderful children whom I absolutely adore and they are my biggest reason why I decided to run. As much as I love to support them in all their activities they have been my biggest fans and helped support me through my first legislative session. They love coming up and spending time here with mom. We have made great memories and they have learned so much about the legislative process. I absolutely love having them with me and the entire house has been amazing and have loved on them. But I’m not the only one to have the pleasure to have the loving support of my family in the Capitol. As I would meet with my fellow representatives and the folks from the lobby, we would often find ourselves meeting each other’s children as well as exchanging stories about the shenanigans they would get themselves into. This week, I wanted to share with you THE CHILDREN OF THE HOUSE and how future generations help us get through the session.

On February 14th, Valentine’s Day Representative Megan Jones of Clay delivered Arthur “Archie” Clyde Jones was born. Archie spend the first months of his life with us on the house floor. As time went on Archie became quite the popular figure in the House as we’d all make our way to hold him during our caucus meetings and down times in the chamber. Archie’s presence was such a welcome addition to the House as he helped us get through some of the roughest times during the session. I am so happy for Representative Jones and her family as they have welcomed in their youngest and for her having us be a part of it.

One would think that once our kids grow up they wouldn’t want to spend too much time at the Capitol, however, this isn’t the case. For eight years Representative Klein of Washington’s family have regularly made their way to Des Moines to support him during the session. They have thoroughly enjoyed meeting with their dad’s colleagues as they have grown up grown up at the Capitol. They are so sweet and a joy to have on the floor.

Representative Hite of Mahaska who’s District is right next to mine has 2 beautiful girls, Abigail and Molly, that are very proud of daddy. They came to visit and see the Capitol. It will be so much fun watching them grow up in the house.

Representative Jacob Bossman, from Sioux City District 6, is the father of 4½-year-old twin girls Maya and Isobel. Carmen his wife brought the girls down to see daddy for his birthday. It was great to see meet these two and Carmen after hearing so much about dance, preschool and other fun stories.

Victoria Sinclair, who represents Iowa’s for Tax Relief and the daughter in law of Senator Amy Sinclair., son John has been able to spend a few days with mommy and grandma here at the capitol. I can definitely enjoyed spend some time with him and getting a little baby fix. It’s exciting to think that next years session he will be walking.

Jill Altringer has served seventeen terms as a lobbyist and advocate for farmer’s and farmer’s interest and, during many of these terms, her children have been by her side to see her work. Like many of the children at the Capitol, they’ve grown up around many of the great figures in the Iowa legislature and have become very comfortable with the Iowa House and Senate. They have become regular enough that Jill doesn’t use a height chart but rather photos through her sessions to mark her children’s growth!

Until then, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

As the session wraps up, I will be sening a closing newsletter for the session, giving my final impressions on the work we have done during this session.

At the end of the day, the children that visit the Capitol regularly remind us for why we are here: to make Iowa better for future generations. It has always been a pleasure to see families in the House and I look forward to the times to come.

Holly Brink
State Representative, Iowa District 80

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