Reynolds makes campaign stop at Garner

Governor Kim Reynolds spoke to a roomful of supporters at Mat's Place during a campaign stop at Garner, Sunday, Oct. 28.

Rebecca Peter | The Leader


GARNER – Governor Kim Reynolds (R) rallied supporters to “Keep Iowa Moving” during a campaign stop at Garner, Sunday.

Reynolds is seeking election to her first term in office. She faces opposition in the Nov. 6 election from businessman Fred Hubbell (D) of Des Moines and Libertarian Jake Porter.

Reynolds served as lieutenant governor from 2010 to 2017. She became Iowa’s first female governor on May 24, 2017, after former governor Terry Branstad stepped down from the position to become ambassador to China.

“Iowa is a state that’s getting things done. We have a Republican team that’s getting things done,” Reynolds told the crowd that gathered at Mat’s Place. “We’re cutting taxes for hard-working Iowans while maintaining priorities. We’re growing jobs, wages and opportunities in every corner of the state. We’re investing in our greatest asset – our young people – in education to make sure we’re preparing them for jobs of today and tomorrow. We’re helping to retrain Iowans to help fill the jobs that are available.”

Reynolds said she’s worked hard with the Legislature to “find solutions to Iowa’s health care needs.”

She cited the comprehensive health care reform that was passed in the last legislative session as one example.

“It’s a politically divisive environment that we live in, but in Iowa we were able to come together and have every single legislator - Republican and Democrat - vote for comprehensive health care reform,” she stated. “We were able to put Iowans first and move forward with that.”

Read the complete story in the Oct. 31 Leader.