50-50 in 2020 honors Gov. Reynolds with milestone award
Maggie Tinsman of Bettendorf, co-founder of 50-50 in 2020, presented Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa’s first female governor, with the organization’s Milestone Award during the first annual Fall Festival and BBQ at Terrace Hill on Oct. 1.
“For too long, Iowans have had to look to other states to find a woman serving in the top elected office,” Tinsman said, “but no longer. Our children will at last be able to see that women do have a place in the governor’s office and that their dreams can be that big.”
Tinsman, a former state senator, serves as co-chairman of 50-50 in 2020 with Jean Lloyd-Jones of Iowa City.
Established in 2010, 50-50 in 2020 is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral, nonprofit organization working to help Iowa women from all political parties be successful candidates for state-level office. 50-50 in 2020 is not a political action committee and does not endorse candidates.
Joshua Cobler of LeClaire received the John H. Wiegman Scholarship at the Iowa State University Department of Architecture’s Architecture Premiere event in September.