Hess will serve on the following standing committees: Education, Environmental Protection, Human Resources, and Judiciary Committees. Additionally, she was chosen to serve as vice-chair of the Judiciary committee. She will also serve on the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee.
"My committee assignments will allow me to work directly on the biggest issues concerning House District 2: educating our students, mental health reform, and the conservation of our economic lifeline -- the lakes," Hess said.
"Representative-Elect Hess is a principled leader and an extremely hard worker," Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen, said. "She will be a tremendous asset to these committees."
Hess was elected on Nov. 6 and will be officially sworn into office on Jan. 14, 2013.