Branstad, Reynolds announce 1,040 county chairs
Chairs secured in all 99 Iowa counties; Organization and county chairs continue to be recruited
(URBANDALE, Iowa) - Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds' campaign committee - the Governor Branstad Committee - today announced the initial organization of 1,040 county chairs across the state. The organization, which will continue to grow as the campaign works to fill every precinct, includes co-chairs in every county.
"This is just the beginning of our continual work to build the strongest grassroots organization Iowa Republicans have ever seen," said campaign manager Jake Ketzner. "We find as we visit with Iowans they are proud to join Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds' team because of their tireless work bringing jobs to Iowa, growing our family incomes, providing a world-class education for our children and reining in frivolous government spending."
In their own words, Branstad-Reynolds county co-chairs shared why they are standing behind Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds:
"As an Iowa State University student, I appreciate the governor and lieutenant governor's work to provide the first tuition freeze at Regent universities in over thirty years. I also know Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds are working diligently to bring even more good, high-paying jobs to Iowa to keep young people like myself in our state." - Jon Laudner, Iowa State University student, Story County Co-Chair, Floyd County native.
"Unlike businesspeople in other states, small business owners like myself have the fortune of having a governor and lieutenant governor who have restored predictability and stability in state budgeting. Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds' leadership has allowed my business the ability to grow without the fear of looming tax hikes and government red tape." - Dr. Scott Ihrke, small business owner, Plymouth County Co-Chair
"Iowa was in serious trouble four years ago, but under Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds' leadership, Iowa's unemployment has dropped significantly from 6.1 to 4.6 percent, our budget is balanced and transformational education reform has been passed. I'm on team Branstad-Reynolds because the governor and lieutenant governor are building Iowa for a prosperous future." - Joni Scotter, Linn County Co-Chair