IowaFRW congratulates fellow member Governor Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES, IOWA (JAN. 16, 2023) – Iowa Federation of Republican Women (IowaFRW) members were honored at the Inauguration of Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg on Friday, Jan. 13, in Des Moines. Four IowaFRW members and associate members were commissioned as Honorary Iowa Colonels of the Militia and 15 IowaFRW members and associate members were named by the Governor to her Honorary Inaugural Committee and the House and Senate Inaugural Committee.

The IowaFRW members and associate members who served as Honorary Colonels are: first female Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Linda Upmeyer, Clear Lake; Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann, Wilton; David Barker, Iowa City; and Angie Hughes, West Des Moines.

The IowaFRW members and associate members named to the Inaugural Committee are: IowaFRW President Barbara Hames-Bryant, Cedar Rapids; IowaFRW First Vice President Michelle Crawford, Eldridge; The Honorable Carmine Boal, Ankeny; Denise Bubeck, Grimes; Trudy Caviness, Ottumwa; Jen Dumas, LeClaire; Jody Jacklin, Johnston; Kelley Koch, Dallas Center; Lori Leonard Reyman, Holstein; Gloria and Tom Mazza, Clive; Kathy Pearson, Cedar Rapids; and Suzan Stewart, Sioux City. IowaFRW members named to the House and Senate Inaugural Committee are: Senator Carrie Koelker and Representative Ann Meyer. Iowa Senate President Amy Sinclair, an IowaFRW member from Allerton, presided over the Inaugural Ceremony.

“Governor Kim Reynolds has been a steadfast champion for Iowa,” said Hames-Bryant. “She has successfully led us through the pandemic, natural disasters, and a recession; and still managed to cut taxes for working Iowans. IowaFRW members are proud to support and work for her to continue to make Iowa the truly remarkable place that it is.”

“Governor Kim Reynolds has done everything for the state of Iowa; and there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for her,” Hames-Bryant added. “We’re honored to be selected as part of her Inaugural Committee.”

“The mission of our organization is straightforward – to elect Republicans – and we are gratified to share in the GOP victories and thank all the IowaFRW members who banded together to create Iowa’s red wave,” Hames-Bryant said.

The Iowa Federation of Republican Women ( is the premier organization for uniting the voices and values within the Republican Party, and is part of the National Federation of Republican Women, founded in 1938. The NFRW ( is the largest and most influential women’s political organization in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. and working to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Its mission is to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.

Lori Leonard Reyman, Spokesperson