Letter: Consider my record of sound judgment Schwab
Op-Ed · November 02, 2012

Dear voters of House District 73, Election day is here. I am grateful for the opportunity to be the Democratic candidate for the Iowa House.
As you make your final deliberations on who to vote for, I ask you to consider the following about me.

I have a demonstrated track record of consistently sound judgment in leadership positions in education and business. I will leverage these skills to serve the people in our district. There has been a good deal of controversy about information I published about my opponent. I apologize if the presentation offended you but I stand by my assertion that the information is factual and relevant to your voting decision.

I have the depth and breadth of experience in education, business, agriculture and health care to represent you well. The Solon School district has demonstrated innovation and leadership during the 12 years I have served on the Board of Education. I was a successful leader at NCS during the 17 years I worked there and have started seven entrepreneurial businesses creating over 50 jobs over the last 10 years. I am actively engaged in agriculture on our farm near Solon. And, I served for nine years on the board of directors of Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

I will be a collaborative leader in the legislature in Des Moines. I publicly commit to meet with every other House member and every member of the Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, to understand their views and share mine. I believe that both parties have important perspectives on the issues.

I believe our job as legislators is to find solutions that are in the best interest of all Iowans. I have a track record of doing this both in my business career and in my service on the school board.

Finally, I commit to be accessible to you throughout my term in the House of Representatives. I will communicate with you through my Web site, Facebook, our local newspapers and events and celebrations. I will welcome your calls, letters and e-mails.

I strongly encourage you to vote and I humbly ask for your vote on Nov. 6th.


Dick Schwab, Solon

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