CEDAR RAPIDS — State Rep. Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, is among those mentioned as a possible successor to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.

Grassley, 34, said he would be “honored to be considered.”

Gov. Kim Reynolds will appoint a successor to Northey if his nomination by President Donald Trump to be an undersecretary at the USDA is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Other names mentioned as possible replacements include Sen. Tim Kapucian, a Benton County Republican, former Iowa House member Annette Sweeney of Alden and Sen. Dan Zumbach of Ryan.

Northey’s term runs through early 2019. The position will be on the statewide ballot in 2018.

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Statehouse reporter for The Courier

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