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Governor Branstad to celebrate status as longest-serving governor

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad
DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today, at the Administration’s Monday morning press conference, announced details for the upcoming events that will celebrate the governor becoming the longest-serving governor in American history.

On Monday, December 14, 2015, Gov. Branstad will be in his 7,640th day of service to the state of Iowa. To commemorate this record, the governor and lt. governor are encouraging the public to take part in two different events that day.

The first event is an Iowa Capitol Open House. This will take place in the Governor’s Formal Office at 1007 East Grand Avenue from 10:00 AM to -4:00 PM and admission is free.

The second event is a Milestone Dinner. This will take place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. Doors open at 6:00 PM, program to follow at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $50 per person; tickets include a copy of Gov. Branstad’s biography, commemorative bookmark and entry to the dinner.
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All proceeds that are raised from the Milestone Dinner Event, sales from the governor’s biography and other tax-deductible donations will go into the newly formed Governor Branstad Iowa History Fund. The funds will be made available to any organization and project that is dedicated to renewing Iowa’s heritage through the preserving and restoring of historical landmarks and promoting Iowa’s history. The grants will be given on a competitive basis.

Fundraising efforts for the Milestone Dinner Event will be led by former Governor Branstad Chiefs-of-Staff, Jeff Boeyink and Matt Hinch, who will raise private money in conjunction with the ticket sales to pay for the event.

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