Gov. Kim Reynolds brought her Keep Iowa Moving tour to Perry on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Hy-Vee.


Gov. Reynolds spoke to a small group of supporters during the event.


“Iowa is a state that is getting things done. And we have a Republican team that is getting things done,” Reynolds said.


She added that team has been working to cut taxes for families, businesses and farmers. They have also been working to grow jobs across the state.


“We’re investing in our greatest asset, our young people in education and really helping Iowans get the skills with the Future Ready Iowa initiative to fill the jobs that are available today, tomorrow and into the future,” Reynolds said.


Another priority, she said, has been to address healthcare needs for Iowans. Part of that was working to make healthcare more affordable through new options passed by the Iowa Legislature.


“Iowa really is, I think, a state that is moving in the right direction and the facts are undeniable. As you heard, number one state in the country, second lowest for unemployment, third best managed,” Reynolds said.


That progress, she added, also includes three straight quarters of wage growth and taxes going down and a balanced budget.


She said that voters have a simple choice when it comes to the Nov. 6 election.


“Seven days left and remember, the contrast is stark. We either elect this team up and down the ticket and we continue moving Iowa forward,” Reynolds said. “I don’t know why we would want to stop the progress that we’ve seen and head backwards.”


Reynolds added that reversing that momentum would happen under Fred Hubbell, the Democratic candidate for governor.


“My opponent, the first thing he wants to do is to raise taxes on hard-working Iowans,” Reynolds said. “I don’t care if it’s 300, 400, 500, 1,000, that’s real money. That’s money for gas and groceries and necessities. We want to keep lowering taxes, not raising taxes.”


Reynolds encouraged those in the crowd at Hy-Vee to talk to their friends and neighbors before heading to the polls on Nov. 6.


“Thanks for being here, thanks for being our cheerleaders,” she said. “We want you cheerleading right to the end. And if you do that, I promise you we’re going to continue to keep this state moving in the right direction.”