Letters to the Editor

Carberry cares about Johnson County workers

I’m supporting Mike Carberry for Johnson County Supervisor. He has a record that clearly demonstrates he cares about the working people of Johnson County. He is not the one of those politicians who is all about glad-handing with developers, bankers, and other “haves.” He understands the struggles that regular people face. He gets it.

That is why he supported the Minimum Wage Ordinance, which raised the county’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Also, he helped secure pledges from employers to continue paying that rate even after Republicans in Des Moines stripped the county of its authority to enact the ordinance.

It should come as no surprise that Johnson County is among the most expensive real estate markets in the state. That is why Mike voted to invest almost $2 million in new affordable housing. That’s the kind of leadership we need.

Mike has been in around politics for a long time. But he is not a politician. He is, at heart, an activist. That’s why I like Mike.

Jim Jacobson

Iowa City

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