Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor

Gov. Reynolds has steadfastly supported the comprehensive state biodiesel policies that help make Iowa the number one biodiesel-producing state.

Reynolds was sworn in Wednesday as Iowa governor, following the resignation of Terry Branstad. "And I will also be meeting with the full cabinet in the near future so we can talk about aligning the priorities, discuss any ideas and next steps", Lt. Gov. Reynolds said. He will then be sworn in as U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic of China by Judge Steven Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. "And now, to serve as the governor of our state".

Iowa's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad was finally confirmed on Monday to be Donald Trump's ambassador to China, and he announced that he would resign on Wednesday.

"For a long time, Mr. Branstad has been playing a positive role in promoting bilateral exchanges and friendship", Hua said during a regular press briefing yesterday.

"In his new role, he will be applying the same passion in promoting all United States goods and services, but we know Iowa has a special place in his heart", Zhao said. Yepsen will interview Gov. Reynolds during the program.

Soon after, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be sworn in as the 43rd governor of Iowa at a ceremony in the Capitol rotunda.

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Further developing the state's energy plan to continue to maximize renewable energy sources such as wind energy and renewable fuels. "Kim Reynolds can't run from her record".

More than five years later, data shows the results have been mixed, though Branstad and Republicans have defended them.

Iowa Soybean Association President Rolland Schnell added, "Gov. Kim Reynolds is a proven advocate for farm families, supporting Iowa jobs and improving the prosperity of our local communities". She wants to stress science, technology, engineering and math education in K-12 schools and expand workforce training for adults.

"Iowa will be in good hands under now Governor Reynolds, who has made history today as our first female governor". While we sincerely hope Governor Reynolds is able to succeed in addressing these challenges, Iowans can not ignore her role in creating them in the first place.

Growth Energy chief executive officer Emily Skor said she, too, looks forward to having a great champion for ethanol serve in this role. "If the past seven years are any indication, Iowans aren't going to see this leadership from Governor Reynolds".

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