Married lawmaker resigns after reportedly making out with lobbyist

State Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix. — illustration by Jordan Sellergren

Governor Kim Reynolds says she's planning to meet with Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix after a video is released showing him apparently kissing a woman in a Des Moines Bar.

Whitver said that an election to replace Dix as majority leader will happen Wednesday.

Witnesses told the website that they recognized Dix - who is married with three children - from recent news of a $1.75 million settlement reached with a former communication staffer for the Iowa Senate Republicans who claimed she was sacked in 2013 over her sexual harassment claims.

Footage shows the 55 year old conservative lawmaker in an "intimate" repose with the mystery blonde woman, before the woman and married politician kiss on the lips.

Pictured, Republican Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix on his wedding day with then new wife, Gerri Dix. She told reporters she planned to talk with him about it.

Colombian gov't to resume peace talks with guerrilla group ELN
Even though the Farc has been far behind from what was anticipated, the peace deal assures few seats to be won. Results of Sunday's vote, however, show that many still disagree with the terms of the 2016 peace deal .

The website did not identify the woman shown in the video but described her "as a lobbyist for various municipality groups". It says it was recorded March 1.

Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) told the newspaper that he was unaware of any relationship between Dix and the lobbyist, and he declined to comment on the video.

Dix had already been widely criticized by members of his own party for his handling of the sexual harassment problem in the Senate Republican caucus uncovered by a lawsuit brought by a former staffer.

Reynolds said she hoped the majority party leaders could "move on" with the 2018 session in pushing plans to cut taxes, balance the budget and address other priorities would not be impacted by Monday's development.

"First of all, with what little I know", Reynolds said, "I'm certainly disappointed with what I'm hearing". The ex-employee filed a lawsuit several years ago claiming she was sacked after reporting misconduct in the workplace that included the use of sexual language.

Raiders cut Sean Smith; CB to be sentenced to prison for assault
His 32 tackles previous year matched the fewest since his 2009 rookie season with Miami. Smith was signed as a big-ticket free agent in 2016 to a four-year, $38 million deal.

SHELL ROCK - Union and Democratic activists picketed the home of Iowa Senate Majority Leader... He called for Dix to resign as majority leader.

Dix began serving in the Iowa Senate in 2011 and became majority leader in 2013. She was awarded $1.75 million a year ago.

She did not immediately respond to a request for comment after Dix's resignation.

Dix has maintained the ex-staffer was sacked for poor performance.

Petersen used her statement to reiterate her criticism of Dix for how he handled a recent sexual misconduct case within the chamber, which involved a former Senate GOP staffer.

Arsene Wenger anxious by Arsenal's stay-away fans; says frustration 'understandable'
Wenger, 68, signed a two-year contract extension at the end of last season to take his tenure in charge well into a third decade. Cech registered his 200th Premier League clean sheet, the first goalkeeper to achieve this feat in the competition's history.

According to information on, Dix has been in the Iowa Legislature since 1996 when he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives.

Related News:

Most liked

Trump to visit largest border city opposed to wall
Trump's arrival will come just days after his Justice Department sued to block state laws created to protect people living in the US illegally.

Local hero Rashford outshines Sanchez on rare Man Utd start
Mourinho was right to maintain afterwards that his team had kept Liverpool's much vaunted attack very quiet. Any goals surrendered to Sevilla on Tuesday could prove fatal to United's Champions League future.

5 thoughts and a grade for Buffalo Bills trading Cordy Glenn
Last summer, Glenn missed a significant portion of training camp and the preseason because of a lingering foot and ankle injury. Of his base salary, $1.5 million is already fully guaranteed and another $6.5 million will become fully guaranteed on Friday.

Trump's tariffs show you get what you voted for
Trump's early appointments to key Cabinet positions and to the White House policy-making apparatus were often stellar. Trump linked the exemptions for Canada and Mexico to progress on renegotiating NAFTA to favour the United States.

Book Says Trump Would Cut Miss Universe Contestants Who Were 'Too Ethnic'
At least that's what former aide Sam Nunberg said in a string of unhinged interviews he gave on Monday after getting a subpoena. It is unclear whether Trump's missive was ever delivered to the Russian president - and if so, whether Putin responded.

Thousands of Frozen Eggs and Embryos Feared Destroyed at California Fertility Clinic
Women freeze eggs in order to postpone pregnancy until a later date or to have a supply for in vitro fertilization attempts. University Hospitals officials say procedure fees could be waived for future treatment, according to CNN affiliate WEWS .

Putin criticized for saying Jews, minorities may have meddled in United States vote
The American Jewish committee has said that Mr Putin should clarify the comments "at the earliest opportunity". On 1 March, Putin had said the Kinzhal missile - named after a type of dagger is "an ideal weapon".

Federer opens Indian Wells title defense with 2-day win
Meanwhile, World No. 1 Roger Federer qualified for the Round of 32 with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Argentina's Federico Delbonis . South African seventh seed Kevin Anderson also prevailed in his second round match, 7-5 6-4 over Russian Evgeny Donskoy.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Describes America In One Word
In a statement on Monday, the four-term prime minister said he wanted to keep his current six-party coalition intact. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon is meanwhile insisting that the budget be approved before the end of this week.

Bolton guides Aussie eves to 8-wkt win over India
In Cricket, Australia women defeated India by 8 wickets in the first One-Day International of the three-match series in Vadodara . The two sides will lock horns yet again at the same venue on Thursday and India will be hoping to play upto their potential.

Marshall ends 31-year NCAA drought with C-USA title
The Duke fans who remained at Barclays after watching their team win the earlier game had a blast watching the Tar Heels struggle. She wasn't done earning points this winter for a Tar Heels squad that finished fifth in the 15-team meet with 61 points.

Two-goal Ronaldo helps Real win
In the 84th minute, Pedro Leon gave away possession too easily, allowing Modric to feed Daniel Carvajal out wide. Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals in the win which kept Los Blancos above Valencia in third place.

Air Canada check-in counters back online after massive outage
The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport systems, check-in and customer service centres.

Russian forces foil drone attack on Russian-run base in Syria
According to Syrian state media, Turkish troops control five out of the seven settlements in Afrin region, Reuters said.

Huawei launches Honor 7C with Snapdragon 450 and 4 GB of RAM
Honor 7X , one of the smartphone's best selling phones in recent times, has come up with a new update - face unlock. Another thing worth noting is that the smartphone ships with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8 .0 on top.