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The Honorable Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa

Board Member, Governors

Kim Reynolds understands the challenges families face because she’s faced them herself. A fifth-generation Iowan, she grew up in a working-class family in St. Charles, Iowa. As a teenager, she worked as a waitress at Younkers and later as a checker at Hy-Vee.

A recognized leader in state and local issues, Kim served as county treasurer and state senator before becoming lieutenant governor and governor.

Through it all, she never gave up her dream of graduating from college. So, she balanced family and work while taking classes at night. In 2016, while serving as lieutenant governor, Kim earned her degree from Iowa State University at the age of 57.

Kim Reynolds has never forgotten her working class roots. That’s why her top priorities as governor are creating good-paying jobs, cutting taxes, investing in public schools and increasing opportunity in every part of Iowa. Kim and her husband have been married for nearly 36 years and have three daughters and nine grandchildren.