Kim Reynolds

Born:August 4, 1959 (age 64)
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 woman to serve as governor of Iowa on May 24, 2017, when she replaced Governor Terry Branstad after he stepped down to become U.S. ambassador to China. Previously, Reynolds had served as the lieutenant governor of Iowa from 2011-2017. On Nov. 6, 2018, she won the election for governor, Iowa's first elected female governor.

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.

Reynolds served as Clarke County treasurer from 1998-2006 and in the Iowa state Senate from 2009-2011.


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