PARKERSBURG -- Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell said something alarming on camera the night he won the Democratic nomination, “We’re going to turn Iowa around.” Why is this alarming? This year, U.S. News named Iowa as the best state in America. The categories used to determine the rankings included health care, education, economy, infrastructure, crime, and fiscal stability, among others.
Gov. Kim Reynolds takes pride in this ranking because she has always seen potential in this state. Her vision for the future “is an Iowa overflowing with opportunity.” Fred Hubbell wanting to reverse what made Iowa the best state in America is not what Iowans want or need in a Governor.
Governor Reynolds will fight for tax relief for middle-class families and reforms to ensure Iowans can find work in good-paying jobs. As both a woman and a Republican, I consider Governor Reynolds a role model. It is a blessing and a privilege to work on her campaign and I hope the state of Iowa makes the right decision and chooses her as our Governor.