As most of you probably know, while the contest for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district is still undecided, the US House has provisionally seated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks. Since Miller-Meeks was a sitting Iowa senator she resigned her seat as the senator from district 41 to take the seat in Washington.
Governor Reynolds then set the time for the special election to fill the seat for January 26th. That is but a couple of weeks away.
The following is an email from the Democratic candidate for the seat, Mary Stewart. Let’s help her out!
|I am reaching out to you because I am honored to have received the Democratic nomination for Senate District 41 in the critical January 26th special election. This senate district represents Davis and Van Buren, as well as parts of Wapello and Jefferson Counties. Because of the short timeline of this election we likely won’t have the chance to talk in person before the election, but I need your help to win.
I was born and raised here in Southeast Iowa. It is my home. When I talk about fighting for rural communities, I mean supporting the place where I grew up and spent my entire adult life. Protecting our hospitals and our schools, access to quality healthcare, and rural broadband are personal to me and are the reason I am running. I’ve seen firsthand the growing divide between urban and rural across our state. A rising cost of living with fewer and fewer job opportunities have left too many Iowa families struggling — families like mine.
During my time as a Indian Hills Community College Administrator, I worked firsthand with community leaders across Southeast Iowa to create academic and job training programs to create opportunities for good paying jobs. Including bringing Jobs Corps to Ottumwa and I am proud to have played a role in bringing the Cargill Complex to Eddyville. I want to take these skills to the Iowa State Senate and give our community and hard-working Iowans a seat at the table.
This seat was won by Obama in 2008, 2012, and Congressman Loebsack in 2018. Not to mention, in 2017 House Democrats were able to flip the more rural half of this senate seat from red-to-blue with Phil Miller. With your help, I am confident we can win this special election and flip this seat. So, I am asking for your support today: Will you donate to help us flip SD41 blue?
Thank you in advance,