Iowa Gov. appoints interim chief of staff

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has named his legal counsel to serve as interim chief of staff.

Branstad says Wednesday that Brenna Findley will be interim chief of staff until a permanent replacement is found for Jeff Boeyink. Boeyink announced his resignation last week. His last day in the Branstad administration will be Sept. 6.

Findley previously worked as an aide to U.S. Rep. Steve King. She was the Republican candidate for state Attorney General in 2010. She has served in the Branstad administration since January 2011.

Branstad is leaving on a trade mission to India and Japan on Friday. He will not name a permanent chief of staff before he returns to Iowa on Sept. 18.

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