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OPINION: Iowans, we are better than this

Iowans, we are better than this.

Women are still underrepresented in 48 states, with 19 states and 22 percent of the nation’s population without a female U.S. Senator or Representative.  Among these, Iowa sits as only one of two remaining states that have yet to have a woman serve in either chamber.   We as Iowan’s can do so much better than this and we don’t need a binder full of women to find the right one.

Christie Vilsack is a woman that will not only lead Iowa in the right direction but lead America.  Christie has spent her career in education and therefore knows how important education is not only for our children, but also in our economic recovery.  As former first lady of Iowa, Christie is best known for her hard work in creating a statewide literacy initiative from 2000 to 2006, Christie raised funds to give a book to every kindergartener in the state.

As a former student of North Iowa Area Community College, I have had the opportunity to talk one on one with Christie when she came to the college to talk with students about education.  With Christie I know that she will go to work to preserve Pell Grants so that every child has the opportunity for a higher education.

I know Christie and I know we can count on her to make sound decisions based on good economics and facts – not politics.

Iowans we must not be the last state standing to send a woman to Washington.  We can and we must do better.  It is time for women to be heard.  Stand with me and elected Christie Vilsack for U.S Congress.

Troy Sahr


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