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December 8th, 2010

Branstad Names Jamison as Head of Iowa Finance Authority

Governor-Elect Terry Branstad today announced that David Jamison will head the Iowa Finance Authority in the Branstad/Reynolds administration.

“David will help our administration restore Iowa’s sound fiscal footing,” said Branstad. “I am excited that he has agreed to serve the taxpayers of Iowa in this capacity, and know that his work will greatly benefit our state.”

The Iowa Finance Authority was formed in 1975 to provide housing lending for people with less means. The department also offers title guarantees, ensures the integrity of land title transfers, administers HUD Section 8 housing, and provides water quality funding.

Jamison is a United States Marine Corps veteran, serving on active duty from July 1975-Nov. 1980. Since then, he has served as Story County Income Maintenance Data Coordinator in Nevada, Iowa, going on to serve as Story County Treasurer from 1995-Dec. 2010. Jamison was the Republican candidate for Iowa Treasurer in 2010.

“This is a great honor, and I will work very hard on behalf of Iowa’s taxpayers,” said Jamison. “I will assist Governor Branstad as we make government more honest, transparent and accountable to its citizens. I believe that with my background as county treasurer, the Iowa Finance Authority will be a great opportunity to serve this administration.”

Jamison is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a degree in Business Administration, Management. He serves in a number of local and statewide civic organizations. He lives in Ames with his wife, Karen, and their three children.

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