Kim Reynolds

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Kim Reynolds
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47th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
Assumed office
January 14, 2011
Governor Terry Branstad
Preceded by Patty Judge
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 48th district
In office
January 11, 2009 – November 12, 2010
Preceded by Jeff Angelo
Succeeded by Joni Ernst
Personal details
Born Kimberly Kay Strawn
(1959-08-04) August 4, 1959 (age 54)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kevin Reynolds (1982–present)
Children Nicole
Alma mater Southwestern Community College, Iowa
Northwest Missouri State University

Kim Reynolds (born August 4, 1959) is the 47th and current Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and a former state senator from Osceola.


Reynolds served four terms as the Clarke County Treasurer. She also served on the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System board prior to being elected to represent Iowa Senate District 48 in 2008. In the senate, she was a member of five committees:

  • Economic Growth
  • Environment & Energy Independence
  • Local Government (Ranking Member)
  • Rebuild Iowa
  • Transportation
  • Appropriations Subcommittee: Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee

On June 25, 2010, Republican nominee for Governor Terry Branstad publicly proposed Reynolds for lieutenant governor. The next day, she received the Republican nomination from the 2010 Republican State Convention. She resigned from her Senate seat on November 12, 2010, to "focus solely on assisting Gov. (Terry) Branstad’s transition team."[1]


Reynolds married in 1982; she and her husband have three adult children.


  1. ^ Wilson, Kyle (November 15, 2010). "Reynolds resigns, Culver to set special election". Creston News Advertiser (Shaw Media). Retrieved November 16, 2010. 

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Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Jeff Angelo
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 48th district

Succeeded by
Joni Ernst
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Vander Plaats
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Patty Judge
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa