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Iowa governor elected to executive committee of National Governors Association

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August 6, 2013

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

By Greg Janetka

DES MOINES, Iowa: Gov. Terry E. Branstad's office announced this past weekend that the governor was elected to a year-long term on the executive committee of the National Governor’s Association. According to the press release, Branstad will “help provide guidance to the NGA’s efforts to share best practices across states and add a strong voice to Federal policy discussions that impact the states.”[1]

The nine-member executive committee governs the association. Along with Branstad, the other eight members named include:[2]

Branstad is up for re-election in 2014. He has continued to raise money and add staff to his campaign team, but has not said if he will seek another term.[3]

The annual meeting of the NGA took place in Milwaukee this year from August 2-4. Prior to the official start of the meetings, governors took part in a special batting clinic with member of the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the second time the group held its annual meeting in Wisconsin since 1914.[4]

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