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December 31st, 2010

Branstad names Michael Mauro as Iowa’s next Labor Commissioner

Service will begin May 1, 2011 at the expiration of the current Labor Commissioner’s term

Iowa Governor-elect Terry Branstad today announced that he intends to nominate Secretary of State Michael Mauro as Iowa Labor Commissioner for a term beginning May 1, 2011.

“Michael Mauro has been a dedicated and effective public servant for many years,” said Branstad. “As Labor Commissioner Michael will be responsible for programs designed to protect the safety, health, and security of Iowa’s workforce.  I am proud to nominate him for this important role and he has my full confidence. I was impressed with the fair and even way he administered election laws and how he effectively managed the Iowa secretary of state’s office.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to work for the Branstad Administration and appreciate the confidence he has shown in me,” said Mauro. “This new challenge is a great opportunity to further serve Iowans and I look forward to beginning that work.”

Branstad further announced that Mauro will begin employment on January 3, 2011, as deputy director at Iowa Workforce Development, where he will manage special projects and also work with current Iowa Labor Commissioner David Neil, to ensure a smooth and seamless transition when his term begins on May 1.

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