FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019
CONTACT: CHRISTINA STROBACK(319) 936-9300
OTTUMWA – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa’s first female governor and 5th generation Iowan, endorsed Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Congress.
“Mariannette Miller-Meeks is the conservative fighter southeast Iowa needs in Congress. I am proud to call her a friend and announce my support for her campaign,” said Gov. Reynolds. “We share a never-quit attitude, and I know that she’ll always go to the mat for the needs of Iowans. I am eager to join her on the campaign trail and help make the case to voters across the 2nd District.”
Miller-Meeks helped pass legislation in the 2019 session that championed Reynolds’ priorities. She helped introduce and supported a constitutional amendment that would have protected and upheld the historic Heartbeat Bill. As chair of the Senate Human Resources Committee, Miller-Meeks worked to establish a children’s mental health system, the first of its kind in Iowa. She voted to add language to Iowa’s Constitution that would protect Iowa gun owners’ rights. And, she voted to reign in liberal activist Justices and Judges by reforming our judicial nominating process.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Gov. Reynolds, who I consider one of the state’s strongest leaders and a friend,” said Miller-Meeks. “Gov. Reynolds is an Iowan through and through, and works tirelessly every day to make Iowans’ lives better. She has never quit on this state, despite facing many obstacles. I will channel her strong leadership qualities promoting rural economic development, fair trade deals, skills training in apprenticeships and I will continue to advocate for healthcare and veterans issues.”
Miller-Meeks and Reynolds’ friendship dates back to before Miller-Meeks was elected to the Iowa Senate. Reynolds was part of the Branstad administration that chose Miller-Meeks to lead the Iowa Department of Public Health from 2011-2014.