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Meet Iowa’s new Governor

On Wednesday, Kim Reynolds became Iowa’s first woman governor and the 43rd governor in the state’s history. She replaces longtime Gov. Terry Branstad, who resigned to become the U.S. Ambassador to China. Gov. Reynolds, who brings the total of women governors to six, has been Lt. Governor since 2011. Her four priorities will be tax reform, energy innovation, education and workforce training, according to yesterday’s article in the Des Moines Register.

For Iowans who want to be see their new governor on a less formal occasion, here is a 2014 video of then Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds accepting the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” from then Gov. Branstad. (In 2014, 17 million people took the “ice bucket challenge” and 2.5 million people donated $115 million to the ALS Association, a national non-profit organization that fights Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.)


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