The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation is resigning at the request of the governor.
A statement from Governor Kim Reynolds’ office says she, quote, “has decided to seek a change in leadership as she continues to build her administration.”
Reynolds appointed Mark Lowe to the top transportation job in 2017 when she became governor. Lowe worked for the D-O-T for nearly a decade before that.
Lowe’s resignation letter doesn’t provide any details about why the governor asked him to leave. His resignation is effective January tenth.