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GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL: Branstad Remains Co-Chair

Posted on: 2:33 pm, February 21, 2013, by

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Iowa’s Republican governor will continue to serve as co-chair of the Council of Governors, thanks to a re-appointment by President Obama.

Gov. Terry Branstad was first named as the council’s co-chair in 2011 by Obama. The council was formed in 2008 to strengthen the nation’s security by creating a partnership between states and the federal government.

”I want to thank President Obama for having the confidence in me to continue serving on the Council to find effective and efficient solutions to enhance the preparedness and security of our great country. In addition, I want to than General Orr, and his fellow Adjutants General, who have been integral in their support to help drive collaboration between the Federal government and the states.”

There are 10 governors on the council and each serves a two-year term.