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  Branstad, Terry
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<-  2005-01-01  
 
NameTerry Branstad
Address1324 274th Lane
Boone, Iowa 50036, United States
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Born November 17, 1946 (72 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Norwegian - Conservative - Pro-Life - Married - Christian - Lutheran - Protestant - Straight -
InfoGovernor Branstad served four consecutive four-year terms as the chief executive of the state of Iowa. He completed his term of office in January of 1999. While in office, Governor Branstad made education a top priority of his administration.

In addition to his efforts in restoring Iowa's economic stature, he emphasized the need for all children in the state to receive the highest quality education, no matter what their ability and circumstances of birth. He led the effort that built a statewide fiber optics network to provide distance learning opportunities to every school district, college and university in the state of Iowa.

His leadership capabilities have been recognized through his chairmanship of the National Governors Association (NGA) (1989), and of the Republican Governors Association (1997), and his leadership in education is exemplified by his chairmanship of the Education Commission of the States (1998). As NGA chairman, he led the historic 1989 education summit in Charlottesville, Va. With the support of President Bush, the summit called for the development of performance-based National Education Goals. Those goals were subsequently adopted by the NGA in 1990.

Governor Branstad has had careers as a farmer and an attorney and served his country with the U.S. Army from 1969-1971. He is a native of Leland, Iowa, and he and his wife, Chris, have three grown children.

Also served in the Iowa House from 1973 to 1979.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/03/2016-10/06/2016 Selzer & Co. 48.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 7.0)
08/26/2015-09/02/2015 Marist Institute 53.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 6.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
08/07/2015-08/09/2015 Public Policy Polling 42.00% ( 2.0) 47.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
07/14/2015-07/21/2015 Marist Institute 50.00% ( 14.0) 45.00% ( 16.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
04/23/2015-04/26/2015 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 9.0) 44.00% ( 6.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
09/27/2014-10/01/2014 Marist Institute 64.00% ( 5.0) 29.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
09/25/2014-09/28/2014 Public Policy Polling 53.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
08/22/2014-08/24/2014 Public Policy Polling 50.00% ( 8.0) 38.00% ( 5.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
07/07/2014-07/13/2014 Marist Institute 59.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
05/15/2014-05/19/2014 Public Policy Polling 42.00% ( 6.0) 43.00% ( 7.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/22/2014-10/27/2014 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
10/08/2014-10/13/2014 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 3.0) 34.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
09/27/2014-10/01/2014 Marist Institute 60.00% ( 7.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
09/10/2014-09/15/2014 Quinnipiac University 59.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
09/02/2014-09/05/2014 Loras College 55.90% ( 5.7) 33.00% ( 3.3) 11.10% ( 2.4)
07/07/2014-07/13/2014 Marist Institute 53.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/04/2014-06/05/2014 Loras College 50.20% ( 0.0) 36.30% ( 0.0) 13.50% ( 0.0)
04/03/2014-04/08/2014 Suffolk University 48.50% ( 0.0) 35.38% ( 0.0) 16.13% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 05, 2012 10:50am News Branstad Okay After Carrot Attack  Article DFWDem 
Jun 09, 2011 02:00pm General Iowa Governor Branstad’s call for day of prayer, at Texas governor’s urging, causes stir  Article COSDem 
Mar 10, 2011 07:35pm General Des Moines lawyer is named to panel he's suing by Gov. Branstad  Article COSDem 
Mar 10, 2011 07:00pm General Jobs tour stop by Gov. Terry Branstad gets contentious  Article COSDem 
Feb 20, 2011 06:00pm Poll Iowa Poll: Iowans give Branstad no honeymoon  Article COSDem 

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RACES
  05/22/2017 US Ambassador to China Won 86.32% (+72.63%)
  11/04/2014 IA Governor Won 58.99% (+21.72%)
  06/03/2014 IA Governor - R Primary Won 82.99% (+66.17%)
  11/02/2010 IA Governor Won 52.81% (+9.60%)
  06/08/2010 IA Governor - R Primary Won 50.30% (+9.40%)
  11/08/1994 IA Governor Won 57.00% (+15.29%)
  06/07/1994 IA Governor - R Primary Won 51.80% (+3.67%)
  11/06/1990 IA Governor Won 60.61% (+21.76%)
  08/01/1989 NGA Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 IA Governor Won 51.91% (+3.92%)
  11/02/1982 IA Governor Won 52.81% (+6.26%)
  06/08/1982 IA Governor - R Primary Won 99.91% (+99.81%)
  11/07/1978 IA Lt. Governor Won 57.70% (+15.40%)
  11/02/1976 IA State House 008 Won 70.38% (+40.76%)
  11/05/1974 IA State House 008 Won 68.74% (+37.49%)
  11/07/1972 IA State House 008 Won 58.95% (+17.91%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IA District 02 - R Primary - Jun 02, 2020 R Mariannette Miller-Meeks
NE US Senate - Nov 07, 2000 D Ben Nelson
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 2000 R Lamar Alexander
IA Governor - R Primary - Jun 02, 1998 R Jim Ross Lightfoot
IA US President - R Caucuses - Jan 23, 1996 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole