Governor Kim Reynolds:
“Governor Ray’s legacy lives on in the millions of people that he impacted as a tremendous statesman for Iowa and our nation. His civility, courage and common-sense governing set a high standard for those who followed.
“May our prayers and thoughts bring peace to First Lady Billie Ray, her daughters and family at this time.”
Lt Governor Adam Gregg:
“Governor Ray was a giant in Iowa history, and he left an indelible mark on this state. He will be remembered as a leader who earned the respect of Iowans of all backgrounds and beliefs. May he remain a role model to us all.
“Cari and I send our sincere condolences to the Ray family.”
Iowa U-S Senator Charles Grassley:
“Governor Ray leaves behind a legacy of public service whose humanitarianism and visionary leadership as the state’s chief executive will enrich our state for generations to come. A soldier, statesman, citizen and CEO, Bob Ray was a profile of an American patriot. From my years in the statehouse through my first term in the U.S. Senate, I witnessed Gov. Ray strengthen the grassroots of our party, make Iowa a better place to grow, and build our state’s economy. Barbara and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Billie and the entire Ray family. He will be greatly missed.”
Bob Ray was beloved; across Iowa and the country. My prayers go out to his family at this time, as well as all those he helped, in his many years of service to Iowa.
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) July 8, 2018