Major Issues in Iowa
Revitalizing Our Economy – Will require targeted investment in businesses that attract highly trained workers, pay good wages and benefits, and have a commitment to grow and prosper here in Iowa.
Renewable Energy – We need to bring our universities together with the bio-tech industry to make Iowa a world leader in the research and development of alternative fuels and renewable energy.
Education – Iowa has a proud tradition of being “first in the nation” in education. We need to create world class schools in Iowa if we are to compete. This will require County, City, State and Federal dollars to make this happen. Our next generation will lose if we dont.
Health Care – I want to create health care insurance purchasing pools that allow individuals, farmers and small businesses to join together to negotiate for lower health insurance premiums.
Improved Quality of Life – Our ability to attract and retain young families is directly related to our quality of life. Education, environment, arts and recreational activities, public safety, and opportunities to support a family are essential elements of a quality life.