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  • Let’s continue progressive work

    As your State Representative, I want to thank the people of Jasper County for giving me the honor of serving as your legislator. We’ve done some great ...
    May 31, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Campaign remains focused on the issues

    As my opponent attempts to label me as something I am not, I believe it speaks volumes that those working for quality jobs, equal pay and safer work e ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Breckenridge has different approach

    The primary on June 7 isn’t about division in the HD29 Democratic Party. It’s about a slightly different approach. For the most part, Rep. Kelley vote ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Breckenridge is a proven public servant

    I know Wes Breckenridge, and have since he was a boy growing up in Monroe. I’ve always had the highest respect for him.
    May 31, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Kelley will work for you

    In the 2011 and 2012 Legislative sessions of the Iowa Legislature, I had the unique privilege to serve as the very first clerk to your Representative, ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • It’s time to move forward

    As our times change, so do our needs. I feel that it is extremely important for everyone to exercise their right to vote, especially our local primary ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • In crisis, Kelley didn’t respond

    My dream was to take our family’s 90-year-old farm, enhance the soil with organic nutrition and have a vegetable business to showcase man’s ability to ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Breckenridge is committed

    I am honored to endorse Wes Breckenridge’s run for State House of Representatives, Iowa House District 29. I have had the opportunity to work with Wes ...
    May 31, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Kelley does not have our backs

    I wish to respond to Kathy Holdefer’s recent letter where she states that “Dan Kelley has our backs as landowners.”
    May 27, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Breckenridge supports women

    As a woman, a mother who is expecting her firstborn in July and member of law enforcement, I know that Wes Breckenridge supports what’s important to m ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Kelley works hard for children

    Representative Kelley has the right stuff for healthy communities.As president of the Partnership fo ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Breckenridge has record of leadership

    We have known Wes Breckenridge since he was a young man and later as our son-in-law. He has always earned our highest respect and admiration.
    May 27, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Jasper County Democrats are united

    In politics, successful candidates are measured by their ability to inspire citizens to vote for them; to unify individuals into a community of suppor ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Kelley is a serious representative

    Thank you for the Meet the Candidates: Iowa House District 29 in Monday’s Newton Daily News. It confirms my personal observations and belief that Dan ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Check out the candidates, vote

    I am a registered Democratic voter but, over my adult life, I have voted for the the person I considered the best for the office — whether the candida ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:20 am