DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad was sworn in for a historic sixth term Friday morning.
During his inaugural speech Friday, Branstad reflected on the accomplishments of his previous term. “We balanced our budget and we got our fiscal house in order. Today, our rainy day funds are again full and we operate on a two-year budget with five-year projections ensuring stability and predictability for Iowa taxpayers.”
The ceremony was held inside the Community Choice Credit Union’s Ballroom and will put him on track to become the longest-serving governor in U.S. history.
That feat will come in mid-December when he will claim the record from Revolution-era New York Governor George Clinton.
Gov. Branstad will end the day celebrating with 2,000 others, including Governor Chris Christie, at the inauguration ball also being held at the Community Choice Credit Union’s Ballroom.
Tickets to the ball, which have sold out, cost $75 with a portion of the funds raised going to the Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund.