Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg announced yesterday that Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will serve as a co-chair of their gubernatorial campaign. Northey is one of the most popular elected officials in the state, has is well known throughout Iowa’s 99 counties.
“As Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg ramp up their campaign for 2018, I’m proud to lend my support to the team as a Co-Chair of the campaign. Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg are a great leadership team for the state and have a true focus on each and every one of our 99 counties,” Northey said. “As I visit with folks in the Agriculture community around Iowa, they know, as I do, that Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg will continue to fight for a vibrant rural Iowa, where main streets in cities large and small are growing. I believe in their vision and their ability to take Iowa to the next level, and I’m proud to stand with them today.”
“Secretary Northey will do a tremendous job as a state co-chair. He is an active farmer and tireless advocate for agriculture. The Secretary deeply understands our steadfast focus on building strong rural communities across the state. His international trade expertise also is valued as we continually promote Iowa’s quality products and trusted brand abroad,” Reynolds said.
“Who better to have as a partner than our Secretary of Ag who has served the state since 2006. He authentically connects with Iowans and has deep roots in all 99 counties. The Secretary is a passionate champion for farmers, ranchers and agriculture professionals of all ages. We are extremely pleased to have him on our team,” she added.
“Secretary Northey is an outstanding public servant with an unwavering commitment to his constituents. Gov. Reynolds and I have worked well with him for years, and we are pleased to have him in support of our campaign, as we lay the groundwork for the 2018 election. We’re focused on keeping Iowa as a national leader in education, job growth, and quality of governance, and having Secretary Northey in support of our efforts is an invaluable asset. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team,” Gregg stated.
The campaign plans to announce additional state co-chairs in the coming weeks.