Iowa Lieutenant Governor In The Quad Cities

Jan 26, 2017

The possible next governor of Iowa stopped in the Quad Cities today. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds spoke to the Scott County Republicans at a lunch in Davenport.

Governor Terry Branstad has been nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to China. If he's confirmed, Reynolds will replace him in Des Moines. 

Since becoming Lieutenant Governor in 2011, she says she's been working with the governor to improve the state's economy.

 "We're really worked very hard to make the necessary changes...that would strengthen our economy, improve the quality of life for Iowans, and create jobs, increasing family incomes, and making sure we have world-class education."

She says the governor would make an excellent ambassador.

"My money is on Governor Branstad, that he can balance two very strong personalities and really figure out a way where we can grow our trade opportunities, and see not only Iowa succeed but this country." 

When asked about possible tax reform in Iowa this year, she said declining state revenue will make it "tough" to enact any tax cuts.