DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds started making endorsements for the June 7 Republican primary with two candidates for the Iowa House of Representatives.
She is endorsing candidates who will help her enact a “pro-taxpayer, pro-family, and a pro-parent” agenda in 2023.
Reynolds endorsed Barb Kniff McCulla of Pella. Kniff McCulla challenging State Rep. Jon Thorup, R-Knoxville, in the newly drawn Iowa House District 37. This is the first time Reynolds has endorsed a challenger to an incumbent Republican legislator.
Iowa House District 37 includes parts of Jasper, Marion, and Mahaska counties.
“This election gives us an incredible opportunity to elect a strong, conservative leader like Barb Kniff McCulla to the Iowa state legislature,” Reynolds said. “Barb knows how to grow a business, create jobs, and will help our rural communities thrive. I am proud to endorse her and encourage Iowans in the district to get out and vote for her in the Republican Primary on June 7th.”
“I look forward to working with Gov. Reynolds to advance conservative legislation in Iowa and that includes cutting taxes, supporting law enforcement and promoting parental choice in education,” McCulla said in a released statement. “Gov. Reynolds’ strong leadership is moving Iowa in the right direction and I look forward to fighting alongside her.”
Reynolds also endorsed Heather Hora of Washington, running in the new Iowa House District 92. Hora is running against Jaron Rosien of Washington for the Republican nomination.
Iowa House District 92 includes all of Washington County and parts of Johnson County.
“As a mother of three and a farmer from Washington County, Heather Hora will be a strong conservative legislator who will fight to preserve Iowa’s incredible quality of life,” Reynolds explained. “I am proud to endorse her campaign and look forward to her joining the Iowa House and being a champion for parental choice, tax cuts, and policies that grow our rural communities. I am encouraging Iowans in the district to get out and vote for her in the Republican Primary on June 7th.”
“It’s an honor to have Governor Kim Reynolds’ endorsement, and I look forward to working with her to cut taxes, support law enforcement, grow rural Iowa, and give parents a choice in their child’s education,” Hora said. “Under her leadership, Iowa is moving in the right direction and we have an incredible opportunity to enact even more bold, pro-growth policies in the coming year. I am excited about that opportunity.”