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Kim Reynolds
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Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPatty Judge (D)
Compensation
Base salary$103,212
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 2014
Campaign $$9,957,040
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Iowa State Senate
January 11, 2009 - November 12, 2010
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwest Missouri State University
Personal
Place of birthTruro, Iowa
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Kim Reynolds (b. in Truro, Iowa) is the 47th and current Republican Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. She was first elected on November 2, 2010.[1] Reynolds officially assumed office on January 14, 2011, for a four year term which is set to expire on January 13, 2015. She will be eligible to run for re-election in 2014.

Reynolds is running for a second term as lieutenant governor in 2014 on a ticket with incumbent Governor and 2010 running-mate Terry Branstad.[2][3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Prior to becoming lieutenant governor, Reynolds served as a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 48. On November 12, 2010, Reynolds resigned her position as State Senator in order to fulfill her new position as Lieutenant Governor, effective in 2011.[4]

In her capacity as Iowa's lieutenant governor, Reynolds co-chairs the governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council, the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress board and the Military Children Education Coalition. She also serves as Gov. Terry Branstad's (R) representative on the board of the Iowa State Fair.[5] Her roles are unusually specific for a lieutenant governor, in comparison with others' who hold the office across the United States.

A February 2013 article in Governing named Reynolds as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013.[6]

Before entering politics, Reynolds worked a wide range of odd jobs, ranging from the private sector position of Pharmacist Assistant to public service positions such as Treasurer of Clarke County and board member for the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System.

Biography

Reynolds was born in Truro, Iowa, and raised in St. Charles. She attended Southwestern Community College and then Northwest Missouri State University, where she majored in Business Administration/Marketing.

Reynolds has worked as a Pharmacist Assistant. She was also on the staff for the Clarke County Treasurer's Office, Department of Motor Vehicles. She then worked as a Board Member for the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System from 1996 to 2001.[7]

Education

  • Southwestern Community College
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing - Northwest Missouri State University

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Iowa (2011-Present)

Reynolds is the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, serving since 2011.

Unlike lieutenant governors in many other states, Reynolds has specific roles, including co-chairing the governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council, co-chairing the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress board, co-chairing the Military Children Education Coalition and serving as Gov. Branstad's representative on the board of the Iowa State Fair.[5]

Iowa State Senate (2009-2011)

Reynolds previously was a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 48. On November 12, 2010, Reynolds resigned her position as State Senator in order to fulfill her new position as Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, effective in 2011.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Reynolds is running for re-election as lieutenant governor in 2014.[2][9][3][3] She is seeking the Republican nomination alongside running-mate and current Governor Terry Branstad. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

See also: Iowa lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Reynolds won election to be lieutenant governor. She faced incumbent Patty Judge (D), Richard Marlar (Iowa Party), Nick Weltha (L) and Helen Meyers (SWP) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[10]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Reynolds was elected to the 48th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Ruth Smith (D) and Rodney Schmidt (I).[11] Reynolds raised $118,940 for her campaign, while Smith raised $65,024 and Schmidt raised $0.[12]

Iowa State Senate, District 48 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngKim Reynolds (R) 14,274
Ruth Smith (D) 11,653
Rodney Schmidt (I) 1,021

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reynolds is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Reynolds raised a total of $9,957,040 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[13][14]

Kim Reynolds's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Iowa* Not up for election $898,390
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Iowa* Won $8,896,196
2010 Iowa State Senate District 48 Not up for election $7,080
2008 Iowa State Senate District 48 Won $118,940
1998 Lieutenant Governor of Iowa* Not up for election $36,434
Grand Total Raised $9,957,040
*Totals for Lieutenant Governor elections are a joint total with running mate, Gov. Terry Branstad. Reynolds filed for two campaigns in 2010.

2008 and 2010

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Personal

Reynolds and her husband, Kevin, have three children.[16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patty Judge (D)
Iowa Lieutenant Governor
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jeff Angelo
Iowa State Senate District 48
2009–November 12, 2010
Succeeded by
Joni Ernst (R)