Fun Friday – Bob Ray

I recently stumbled on this photo that I shared last July after the passing of Gov. Bob Ray.

This is the poster Bob Ray gave to major donors and friends when leaving office in 1982. I found it when I was cleaning out the Iowa GOP office at 521 East Locust in Des Moines.

He signed it for me in 2003. It says, “to a favorite friend,” which was particularly meaningful because I spent several years thinking he actively disliked me. He later said he was extra hard on me because he thought I could do better. He was right. 

I hope they are still singing his theme song in heaven today…”Everyone here step to the rear, let a winner lead the way!”

If you would like to read more about Gov. Ray, you can check out this Des Moines Register article from last year. 

Have a great weekend,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Nicole Schlinger