VETERANS HOME: Branstad Accepts Worley’s Resignation

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The head of the Iowa Veterans Home is stepping down after people called for him to go months ago.

Governor Branstad accepted the resignation of Commandant David Worley Tuesday.

Worley had been accused of mistreating staff and residents at the home in Marshalltown.

He was the focus of an Iowa Senate hearing in May.

Governor Branstad defended Worley at the time.

Worley will be replaced by retired brigadier general and former lawmaker Jodi Tymeson.

Tymeson was hired as chief operating officer at the veterans home shortly after the accusations against Worley became public.