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Governor Reynolds: Fire Director Palmer Today

Iowa Senate News Release

State Senator Matt McCoy: (515) 681-9327

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2017

Governor Reynolds: Fire Director Palmer Today

Senator Matt McCoy, ranking member of the Senate Government Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Governor Kim Reynolds today which said:

“In light of recent events, including the deaths Sabrina Ray and Natalie Finn, Iowans need new leadership at the Department of Human Services. We need a human services director whose first priority is protecting vulnerable Iowans, not providing cover for the staffing cuts that have contributed to the horrendous abuse of Iowa children.

“That’s why I call on you to fire DHS Director Chuck Palmer today. He must be replaced by a fearless, outspoken advocate who will do everything possible to make Iowa a safe state for children again.”


Supervisor Matt McCoy represents Polk County's Fifth District, which includes the majority of Des Moines' south side, west side, and a portion of the north side. Matt previously served two terms in the Iowa House and most recently six terms in the Iowa Senate.


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