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Support Kim Reynolds for governor
October 19, 2018

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Iowa is doing well. The economy is healthy and growing. State government is well-managed. Taxpayers are seeing their money spent wisely and with frugality. Unemployment is at a historic low. Assorted national rankings put our state ahead of most other states in a diverse assortment of categories. People all across America are coming to realize that the Hawkeye State is one of the best places in the nation to make a home and build a career.

The leadership of Gov. Kim Reynolds is helping Iowa thrive. She has made initiatives that stimulate plentiful jobs for Iowa workers that pay well among her top priorities. Great success in accomplishing those goals is being achieved.

Reynolds also understands that keeping Iowa's educational system top-rated and in sync with the needs of employers are crucial to the state's future prosperity. That's why she has been long been a strong champion of enhancing science, technology and mathematics education in our state's schools.

As lieutenant governor, Reynolds became recognized as one of the nation's leaders in in promoting STEM programs. She was co-chair of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council. Reynolds achievements were noted and applauded well beyond our state's borders. For example, STEMconnector named her to their "100 Women Leaders in STEM."

Reynolds understands that selling Iowa's agricultural and manufactured products not only all across American, but also worldwide is essential. She's led economic development trade missions to China, Germany, South Korea, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand. The goal is twofold. She wants to increase Iowa's sales abroad. Beyond that, however, she knows that greater international investment in this state can be an important way to create more jobs and increased wealth for Iowans.

Reynolds has only been governor for a short time. Even so, she brought to this role vast relevant experience. Before becoming lieutenant governor she served as a state senator and a county treasurer. As lieutenant governor in the administration of former Gov. Terry Branstad she was a key leader in the administration. She participated in virtually all aspects of policymaking and was given critical assignments that included:

Reynolds is also determined to stay in touch with her fellow Iowans. Each year she visits each of Iowa's 99 counties at least once to learn from them how state government can better address their needs.

Reynolds' roots in her home state are deep. A native of St. Charles, she and her husband, Kevin, have made their home in Osceola. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Farm News is impressed with Reynolds' leadership. She should stay at the helm. We urge our readers to cast their votes for this outstanding governor.

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