White House Author
Johnson Country Recorder
Kim Painter serves as Johnson County Recorder in Iowa City, Iowa. In 1998, she became the first openly gay person to win election to public office in Iowa. In 2007, she was selected by peers to serve as president of the Iowa State Association of Counties. She has also chaired Iowa’s Commission on the Status of Women. She and spouse Jessica Kardon have been together for 17 years. They married in Iowa in 2009.