2022 Iowa Governor Candidate Guide

Deidre DeJear (D) vs Kim Reynolds (R)

Governor | Election | Nov 8, 2022

The Candidates

Deidre DeJear

Deidre DeJear

Democrat

Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds

Republican

Incumbent

The Issues

Education

Use public funding for private and/or for-profit schools?

How to address teaching the history of race and racism in the United States?

Increase funding for K-12 and higher education?

Immigration

How to handle immigration? Support a path to citizenship for “DACA” participants brought to the US as children?

Minimum Wage

Keep or raise the state minimum wage from $7.25? If raise, how much?

Kim Reynolds (R)

Unclear. Says that wages should be “market driven;” the state shouldn’t intervene. In 2017 said she would consider supporting an increase if it wouldn’t hurt job growth.

We have space to include only candidates polling 15% or more. But check out others including Rick Stewart (L).

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