Category: State Government

Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa
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Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of Iowa. The Republican incumbent defeated Democrat Fred Hubbell to earn her first full four-year term as governor. She became governor in May 2017 when then-Gov. Terry Branstad was appointed to U.S. Ambassador to China. “I am proud to say I...

Election results: Federal, state and local
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Election results: Federal, state and local

Here’s how Election Day panned out for federal, state and local races affecting Clay County, along with a look at how Clay County voted in each race. Note: Vote totals are unofficial, but all precincts have reported. Bolded candidates have been declared winners.   Federal United States Representative District 4 Read: Steve King wins close race...

Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day
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Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day

Iowa House District 2 voters will decide today between a veteran incumbent Republican and a Democratic challenger running for elected office for the first time. Megan Jones, the 31-year-old Republican from Sioux Rapids, has represented the district since 2013. Her focus, she told the Signal, is to keep the state heading forward on the path...

Reynolds confident in Spencer visit, but asks for voters’ help in race for governor
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Reynolds confident in Spencer visit, but asks for voters’ help in race for governor

Gov. Kim Reynolds was confident as she addressed a group of supporters in Spencer Thursday that she’s going to win reelection on Nov. 6. About 40 people gathered in the Hy-Vee meeting room to listen to the incumbent Republican governor, who’s entering the final stretch of her campaign to defeat Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell. Reynolds...

Governor issues disaster proclamation for Clay County, eight other counties
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Governor issues disaster proclamation for Clay County, eight other counties

DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for Clay County and eight other counties in response to flooding and severe weather beginning June 14. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth,...