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Get to know Iowa's Black candidates. In this question-and-answer session, Black Iowa News interviewed Deidre DeJear, a Black businesswoman, who is running for governor. She'll face Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. DeJear was born to a large family of educators in Jackson, Mississippi, and was raised in Oklahoma. DeJear attended Drake University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She has been married to Marvin DeJear for 10 years. The couple has two dogs, Macy and Maurice, and a herd of cows in Oklahoma.