Reynolds to visit Marshalltown Monday

Taxes, mental health, tornado recovery efforts to be discussed

T-R FILE PHOTO Gov. Kim Reynolds is set to visit Riverview Park, 402 Woodland St., for an ice cream social hosted by the Marshall County Republican Party from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Reynolds is set to discuss mental health reform, education and recovery efforts in Marshalltown during the stop.

After visiting Marshalltown in the wake of the July 19 tornado, Gov. Kim Reynolds is set attend an ice cream social hosted by the Marshall County Republican Party at Riverview Park Monday.

The event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Reynolds-Gregg Campaign Manager Pat Garrett said there are several issues that will be discussed during the campaign stop.

“Governor Reynolds will talk about her efforts to build a better Iowa through lower taxes, mental health reform and investing in education, but also highlight the recovery efforts currently going on in Marshalltown,” he said. “(Reynolds) is very encouraged by Iowans stepping up and working around the clock to lend a helping hand, including Lennox’s commitment to rebuilding in Marshalltown as well as their recently-announced $500,000 donation to the community.”

Past election numbers

In the 2010 and 2014 mid-term election cycles, Marshall County voters favored the Republican gubernatorial candidate. In both cases, that candidate was Terry Branstad with Reynolds as a running mate.

•In 2010, a total of 7,116 voters favored the Republican Branstad-Reynolds ticket over Democratic incumbent Gov. Chet Culver, who received 6,344 votes.

•In 2014, the Branstad-Reynolds ticket again defeated all challengers in the county with 7,202 votes compared to the 5,958 votes for the Democratic ticket of Jack Hatch and running mate Monica Vernon.

•Reynolds is running to retain her seat as governor for the first time in 2018. She and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will face Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell and his running mate, Rita Hart, in the Nov. 6 general election.

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