Kimberly (Strawn) Reynolds grew up in St. Charles, IA, located in Madison County, and was graduated from the Interstate-35 school district in Truro. She attended Northwest Missouri State University, where she majored in Business Administration & Marketing. She also earned education credits from Southeastern Community College and Southwestern Community College.
On April 3, 1982, she married Kevin Reynolds, and the couple lived in the Iowa communities of Oakland and Mount Pleasant, where she worked as a pharmacist assistant before moving to Osceola in 1990.
Reynolds began work as a motor vehicle clerk in the Clarke County Treasurer’s Office, and was elected Clarke County Treasurer in 1994. In this position, she took a very active role at the local, state and national levels. In 2000, she served as President of the Iowa State Treasurers Association. Reynolds continued her statewide leadership through her work on a three-person policy team that was instrumental in the implementation of the Iowa State County Treasurers Association website, using a self-funded model that offered online service at no or minimal cost to all Iowa counties. In 2004, Reynolds received the Victor Martinelli “Outstanding County Treasurer in the United States” award.
She successfully ran for re-election as Clarke County Treasurer in 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Reynolds served as Clarke County Treasurer until she was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2008, representing Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Montgomery, Ringgold, Taylor and Union counties. She was the ranking member on the Local Government Committee and served on the Economic Growth, Environment & Energy Independence, Rebuild Iowa, and Transportation committees, as well as the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee.
On June 24, 2010, Reynolds was named former Governor Terry Branstad’s running mate, and on November 2, she was elected lieutenant governor of the State of Iowa.
She and her husband have three grown children: Nicole (Ryan Springer), Jennifer (Jason Fagan) and Jessica, and four grandchildren, Wyatt, Rush, Gavin and Avrie.