Governor Branstad

By: Rylee Smith

Terry Branstad

Governor, Terry Branstad was born, raised and educated in Iowa. He was elected to Iowa House in 1972, 74 and 76. Terry was Iowa's longest-serving governor. In October 2009, sensing need for a change in a way state government operates and wanting to "lead Iowa's comeback", Branstad retired from DMU to explore running for governor in 2010.

Terry's Wife

*Terry's wife, Chris, is very nice!

*She has had three little girls

*She is married to Terry Branstad.

*Christine O`Bradley

*65 years old

*Born March 24, 1947

*Democratic

*Religion:Roman Catholicism


Here is his family

Facts:

*Following his four term as governor, Branstad went on to serve as president of Des Moines University (DMU).

* As a result of Governor Branstad's hands-on, round-the-clock approch to economic development, Iowa's unemployment rate went from 8.5 precent when he took office to a record of 2.5 percent by the time he left in 1999.

* Terry Branstad is 66 years old.

* He's married to Chris Branstad

* Born November 17, 1946

*Republican

*Service/branch: United States Army

By: Rylee S.