DES MOINES, IA –– State Representative Brian Meyer and State Senator Tony Bisignano announced their endorsement of Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president today. In their endorsements, both legislators cited Pete’s ability to unify people around tackling urgent challenges and win next November.
“At a time when our politics feels more divisive than ever, Pete is offering a fresh approach that brings people together,” said State Senator Tony Bisignano. “He’s put forward bold, commonsense solutions to actually tackle the urgent problems facing working people. I’ve seen the way he has impressed, inspired, and persuaded Iowans with each visit to our state. His message has connected with people of all walks of life –– and that’s why Pete is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump.”
“It’s time for a new generation of leadership in Washington,” said State Representative Brian Meyer. “As a Democratic mayor in a red state, Pete has a record of bringing people together to solve real problems at the local level. Being from the Midwest, he deeply understands the challenges facing our communities in Iowa, and his ability to communicate his vision to people of all backgrounds makes him the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump in November.”
Bisignano is in his second term in the Senate and previously served in the House for three terms and as the president of AFSCME Local 1868 for seven years. Meyer is in his third term in the House and serves as Assistant Democratic House Leader. Previously, Meyer served as an assistant Iowa attorney, as a member of the Des Moines City Council, and as legal counsel to Iowa House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy for six years prior to being elected to the state house. Both legislators represent the south side of Des Moines.
Bisignano and Meyer join State Senator Bill Dotzler and 88 other Iowa Democratic leaders from around the state who are backing Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The news follows Pete’s nineteenth visit to Iowa where over 5,000 people turned out across five town halls in eastern Iowa and 20 Iowa leaders announced their endorsement of Pete.