Iowa GOP Shocked by Resignation of Bill Dix

The House Chambers in the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines on Wednesday Mar. 7 2018

A leader of the Iowa Senate is stepping down after a video posted online showed him kissing a female lobbyist in a Des Moines bar.

A statement from Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver (R) said Dix's resignation was effective at 2 p.m.

It's unlikely Monday's resignation of a married state senate leader caught on camera kissing a lobbyist will prompt an investigation in the Iowa Senate.

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix stepped down from his position after the Iowa Starting Line published the video.

The website did not identify the woman shown in the video but described her "as a lobbyist for various municipality groups". An election to fill Dix's spot in the Republican-controlled chamber will take place Wednesday.

The woman was identified as a lobbyist for Iowa League of Cities, an organization that seeks to sway legislation at the state Capitol. She declined to comment further, according to the Associated Press.

One of the clients she represents, the Iowa League of Cities, issued a brief statement: "We are taking what we believe are appropriate actions, but because this is a personnel matter we can not comment further".

Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen, a Des Moines Democrat, released a statement calling the video a "serious matter".

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Petersen used her statement to reiterate her criticism of Dix for how he handled a recent sexual misconduct case within the chamber, which involved former Senate GOP staffer, Kirsten Anderson. The ex-employee filed a lawsuit several years ago that claimed she was sacked after reporting misconduct in the workplace that included the use of sexual language. 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.

Dix was not at his Capitol office on Monday, according to the Register, and a spokesman declined to comment on the video.

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

Anderson was sacked hours after filing a sexual harassment report.

After the lawsuit, both the House and Senate hired a human resources director to handle harassment complaints.

He did so during his 10 years in the Iowa House of Representatives.

Dix began serving in the Iowa Senate in 2011 and became majority leader in 2013.

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