DES MOINES –Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the following statements after learning of the passing of Iowa State Representative Jack Drake:
“Jack Drake was one of the first volunteers to help organize my campaign for Lt. Governor in 1978,” Branstad said. “Representative Drake conscientiously served the citizens of southwestern Iowa for many years in the legislature. He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Drake family during this difficult time.”
“I had the pleasure of working very closely with Jack in many capacities on issues important to rural Iowa,” said Reynolds. “You would be hard-pressed to find a better advocate for his constituents in the Iowa Legislature. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the entire Drake family during this time.”
Drake represented House District 21, which includes parts of Pottawattamie and Cass counties and all of Adams and Union county. House District 21 includes the cities of Afton, Arispe Atlantic, Corning, Creston, Cumberland, Griswold, Lorimor, Massena and Nodaway.
Branstad will set a date for a special election for House District 21 at a later date.