No, Porter/Gentry is not the name of a country band. I have asked Lynne Gentry to run for LT. Governor if I win the Libertarian primary on June 5th. The delegates at a convention will officially make the selection after the primary is decided.
Gentry, a Calhoun County native, has been an active member of the Libertarian Party since 2009. She served on the Executive Committee as the representative for Congressional District 4. In 2014, she ran for the House District 10 seat. In that race, she achieved 21% of the vote and carried a precinct.
A teacher for 41 years, Gentry retired in 2010. She and husband Dale have been married for 49 years. They have two adult sons and four grandchildren. Gentry serves on the board of trustees for the Rockwell City Public Library and is a member the Calhoun County Historical Preservation Commission. She does volunteer work for the Calhoun County Historical Museum and reads to the residents of the Sunny Knoll Care Center each week. Gentry also works part-time for her son who builds traditional hot rods in Rockwell City. She says she is a paint removal and sanding expert and drives a 1932 Ford coupe which she helped build.
“I agreed to run for Lieutenant Governor because I have worked with Jake in the Libertarian Party and I respect his knowledge and drive, “ says Gentry. “I am also running because I want my children and grandchildren to live in an Iowa that allows them to thrive as individuals and become successful adults. This means really living our state motto: Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain. I believe we are at heart a Libertarian state where we respect one another. We want a smaller, more efficient, less costly government that stays out of our personal lives and out of our pocketbooks.”
As she campaigns for a Porter governorship, Gentry will be working to increase Libertarian Party registrations and to establish more county affiliates. Lynne Gentry’s name will be placed in nomination for Lieutenant Governor at the June 9 Libertarian nominating convention in Ankeny.