Helen Miller to lead national group

State Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, was elected chairwoman of a national nonpartisan group of female legislators.

She was chosen to be the 2014 chairwoman of Women In Government, a Washington, D.C., based group with about 1,800 members.

”Rep. Miller is a veteran legislator in her home state of Iowa, and we are excited that she will continue to share her leadership skills with other women policymakers throughout the country,” Marjorie Maginn, the president and executive director of Women in Government, said in a written announcement.