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Iowa governor replaces legal counsel in post-election change

November 20, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is replacing her legal counsel days after winning a four-year term in office.

Reynolds’ press secretary Brenna Smith confirmed late Monday that attorney Colin Smith has left the office as of Nov. 14.

Brenna Smith says that Windsor Heights attorney Michael Boal will replace Colin Smith beginning Nov. 28.

Boal, a 28-year-old Republican, lost a race for an open seat in the Iowa Legislature earlier this month to Democrat Jennifer Konfrst. He’s the son of House chief clerk Carmine Boal, a former state lawmaker.

Colin Smith had worked for Reynolds since she assumed the governorship in May 2017 and for her predecessor Terry Branstad.

Brenna Smith says the governor “appreciates his years of service to this office and the state.”

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