Letters to the Editor

Jodi Clemens will fight sexual harassment

I’m supporting Jodi Clemens of Springdale for state representative in Iowa House District 73 because the treatment of women at the state Capitol has gotten out of hand. Clemens will do something about it.

Last year Kirsten Anderson, a former communications director for the Iowa Senate Republican caucus, won a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state. Anderson was fired shortly after filing a formal complaint of sexual harassment; the lawsuit was settled for $1.75 million. How will that be paid? It will be paid with our tax dollars.

Clemens seeks to create a more respectful and cooperative environment among legislators and staff in the capitol if elected. By doing so, she hopes to reduce sexual harassment in the halls of our government.

“If we had more equity in the House and the Senate, would we have a $1.75 million settlement?” Clemens recently asked.

On Nov. 6, I plan to vote for Clemens for state House 73. I hope you will consider doing so, too.

Amy Boaz

West Branch

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