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Kim Reynolds

Gov. Kim Reynolds

  • May 27, 2017 - January 15, 2019
    January 15, 2019 - January 13, 2023
    January 13, 2023 - Current
  • Republican
  • August 4, 1959
  • Iowa
  • Iowa State University
  • Kevin Reynolds


Governor Kim Reynolds is the 43rd governor of Iowa and has the distinction of being the first woman elected to the state’s highest office.

Governor Reynolds has a long-standing record of public service, having served four terms as Clarke County Treasurer before being elected to the Iowa Senate in November 2008. Two years later, as running mate of former Governor Terry Branstad, she was elected Lieutenant Governor and served nearly two terms before succeeding Branstad as Governor of Iowa in May 2017. She was elected in November 2018 to her first full term in office and re-elected in November 2022 to a second term.

Governor Reynolds is proud of her Iowa roots. A small-town, rural Iowan at heart, she grew up in Madison County, graduated from Interstate 35 Community Schools in 1977, married her husband Kevin Reynolds in 1982, worked and raised three daughters, and completed her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in 2016 while serving as Lieutenant Governor.

Kim and Kevin cherish spending time together as a family with their daughters, sons-in-law, and 11 grandchildren who live nearby in central Iowa.

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