DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has sent a letter to senators seeking support for his nominees to the Board of Regents.
The letter was delivered Tuesday to all 50 senators. Branstad said his picks have “unique skill sets.”
The Senate Education Committee voted to forward two of Branstad’s three nominations to the full Senate without recommendation. Board President Craig Lang was not endorsed. Neither was Grimes businessman Robert Cramer. The board did recommend confirming Webster City physician Subhash Sahai to the nine-member board that oversees the state’s public universities.
The nominations require a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate.