Kim Reynolds

Born:August 4, 1959 (age 60)
Career:Governor of Iowa, 2017- present
Lieutenant governor of Iowa, 2011-2017
Iowa State Senate, 2008-2010
Education:B.A., Iowa State University

Kim Reynolds became the first female governor of Iowa on May 24, 2017, when she replaced Governor Terry Branstad after he stepped down to become U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China. Previously, Reynolds had served as the lieutenant governor of Iowa from 2011 to 2017. On Nov. 6, 2018, she won the election for governor, Iowa's first elected female governor, and was inaugurated on Jan. 19, 2019.

Reynolds was born on August 4, 1959, in Truro, Iowa, and grew up in St. Charles, Iowa. In 2016, while serving as lieutenant governor, she received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree from Iowa State University.

In 1994, Reynolds was elected Clarke County treasurer, a position she was reelected to three times. In 2008, Reynolds successfully ran for the Iowa State Senate, representing Iowa's largest geographical Senate district, which included Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Montgomery, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties.


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