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Gov. Branstad appoints David Rose to Iowa Department of Transportation’s Transportation Commission

February 25, 2011

(DES MOINES) –Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed David Rose to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Transportation Commission.

“I am pleased to announce that I have appointed David Rose to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Transportation Commission,” said Branstad. “David is a lifelong Iowan who understands the need for a sound transportation system. His experience in the trucking industry and developing transportation plans in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will serve him well as he begins this new endeavor with the transportation commission.”

The transportation commission is charged with developing a transportation plan, identifying transportation needs and implementing programs to satisfy those needs. Promotion of transportation efficiency is a key component of the commission. The commission regularly travels the state seeking input from Iowans in local communities.

“Iowa is home to some of the best products that will feed the world,” said Rose. “It is important that we maintain our transportation infrastructure so our commodities can be transported in an efficient manner.”


Rose’s term on the commission will run from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2015, and is subject to Senate confirmation. Rose will fill the seat currently held by Wayne Sawtelle, whose term expires April 30, 2011.

A native of Clinton, IA, Rose is set to become the first transportation commissioner from Clinton County.  Rose earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from The University of Northern Iowa. David and his wife, Suzanne, have three children, Kara, Kirstin and Lance, and five grandchildren.

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