Committee Promotes Roberts for Lt. Gov


Northwest Iowa Newspaper man, Doug Burns is promoting Rod Roberts for Lieutenant Governor thorough an independent expenditure committee.

Roberts, a former legislator from Carroll County was a candidate for Governor in 2010. He came in third behind Governor Branstad.

Roberts was nominated for Lt. Gov at the Republican State Convention. However, he declined the nomination when he took the stage stating “The Governor should pick his own Lieutenant Governor.”

Branstad had chosen then State Senator Kim Reynolds who is expected to become Governor when Branstad assumes the role of US Ambassador to China.

The committee website states:

“First things first. The news of the appointment of the nation’s longest-serving governor, Iowa’s Terry Branstad, to be ambassador to China is encouraging for a host of reasons, from national security to agricultural export opportunities to breakthroughs only possible through the sort of personal relationships Branstad has wisely cultivated over decades.

“President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice of Branstad, which likely will face little in the way of congressional backlash, means Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds can begin packing her bags for Terrace Hill and soon will achieve the distinction of becoming Iowa’s first female governor. That’s no small thing.

“Reynolds’ biggest first call, and one that will in large part determine her success as the state’s CEO, is a selection of her own successor as lieutenant governor.
We believe Rod Roberts is supremely qualified for this position and urge Reynolds to give the former Carroll Republican legislator and director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals serious consideration to be her partner in a rare, seize-the-moment session for a Republican governor whose party will control both chambers of the Iowa Legislature.”

The committee website can be found at:
–John Thompson of Jefferson is a graduate of West Point and Harvard University. He is a candidate for State Treasurer and serves on the State Central Committee for the Republican Party of Iowa.

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