Iowa Governor

October 24, 2022


Margaret Kispert/The Register / USA TODAY NETWORK

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (right), a Republican, takes her turn speaking after her Democratic challenger Deidre DeJear Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, for a debate on Iowa PBS PBS studios in Johnston, Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University

Policy issues:

  • Cutting taxes
  • Protecting police officers and strengthening laws to punish protestors
  • Limiting abortion

Age: 63
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Family: Reynolds is married and has 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren

Deidre DeJear

Education: Drake University

Policy issues:

  • Funding public schools
  • Codify abortion rights in the state
  • Reduce gun violence through increasing minimum age to buy assault rifle to 21 years

Age: 36
Clinton, Iowa

Family:  DeJear is married and has two children.

Polling Forecast: According to FiveThirtyEight, Reynolds holds a 15.9 percentage point lead over DeJear, as of the latest polling collected Oct. 20, 2022. Reynolds has 52.6 percent of the vote, while DeJear has 36.6 percent.


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