Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) hired Hooff Cooksey as campaign manager. Cooksey served as political director on Ed Gillespie's Virginia governor campaign last year and was a deputy political director for Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. (Des Moines Register) Reynolds's former campaign manager, Phil Valenziano, quit last month.
IVANKA. Reynolds and first daughter Ivanka Trump toured a science lab Monday at a local high school and participated in a roundtable where they discussed workforce development, one of Reynolds’s top issues.
Trump called Reynolds a “an unbelievable champion for so many issues that are administrative priorities."
"It was a visit that allowed the governor to show off a close connection not just with the administration but the Trump family, with an emphasis on one of her signature political issues to boot." (Des Moines Register)
BILL. The state Senate voted 47-0 in favor of implementing Reynolds’s “Future Ready Iowa” initiative, sending the bill to her desk to sign. The House already passed the bill with a 98-0 vote.
“The bill includes a variety of public-private components — including mentoring and apprenticeships, scholarships and summer youth employment programs — to improve workforce readiness.”
Reynolds: "Future Ready Iowa is my No. 1 priority because it gives Iowans the opportunity to learn a high-demand skill and then not only get a job to pay the bills, but also a rewarding career. That’s life-changing." (Quad City Times)