I was offended to see an ad that was sent to Delaware County voters by Dan Zumbach and the Republican Party of Iowa. Has Sen. Zumbach no worthy merits of his own to run on that he has to attack his opponent’s integrity?
We know Scott Peterson, we know the truth he stands for and hard work he has done as council member and mayor of Mount Vernon and as city attorney in Mount Vernon and in North Liberty. Peterson grew up on a farm in Linn County and served his country in the Navy and in the Iowa National Guard. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served on active duty for six years as a helicopter pilot.
He will not be dominated by division and anger when he is elected senator. He is campaigning on a platform of common-sense collaboration, hoping to bring people together with bipartisan solutions. He would like to keep doors of economic opportunity open for all Iowa families. He wants to see Iowa’s infrastructure rebuilt and invest in public education. He is concerned about mental health programs and would work toward improvements of the care of Iowa’s most vulnerable citizens, as well as programs including rehabilitation for addictions instead of prison terms.
In November, I plan to mark my ballot for Peterson for the Iowa Senate. I hope voters will seek the truth by getting to know the candidates and not being led astray by false accusations.