Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa. She was previously Iowa's Lieutenant Governor.
“I’m really proud to have the opportunity to be a part of history."
In the past few years, Iowa has elected their first female senator, speaker of the house, and, with Reynolds’ win, governor.
“Although I’m proud of that, what I’m most proud of is I think for all of them it was not really about gender, but it was about a passion to serve and to make a difference and that’s what I think is reflected in every one of the individuals that I just named and that’s what I think is really important. So, kind of as a side bonus, though, young girls in this state have some wonderful role models.”
Radio Iowa, Photograph via Iowa Justice Summit