GOVERNOR, THIS ISN’T HOW YOU GET A FRESH START

It’s too early to know, three weeks into her tenure as Iowa’s chief executive, whether Gov. Kim Reynolds will be much different from Gov. Terry Branstad.

It’s too early to know whether she will approach issues from a different perspective. It’s too early to know whether she will adjust the course Branstad had set for the state.

But one thing is certain. Iowa’s first female governor, a small-town girl from southern Iowa, comes to the job with a rich variety of experiences during her 57 years of life.

She rolled up six and a half years as lieutenant governor, two years as a state senator, four terms as the Clarke County treasurer, earlier work as a pharmacy clerk, and the important duty of raising three children.

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