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Letter: Vote for Heikes for a better future

I encourage voters to get to know Jan Heikes, a candidate for Iowa Senate District 28, covering Allamakee, Clayton and most of Fayette and Winneshiek counties.

She is concerned about what’s happening in northeast Iowa to the state’s mental health services, water quality and public education. She supports renewable energy jobs and tax credits. She knows that climate change is real and that man has had a large part in creating it. She wants to change the influence that the master matrix system has on CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) so that they cannot overburden our air and water quality.

Many people know of her work, her tireless work ethic, her friendliness, her ability to listen to people and to get things done. She wants to work to build a better future for all of northeast Iowa’s families and children.

She is a social worker, working specifically in the areas of mental health and disabilities. She has worked within the northeast multicounty area with county supervisors, state agencies and funding streams to bring cost-effective help to northeast Iowans. Currently, she works in Des Moines with the Department of Human Services to ensure these same systems are available within communities across the state. She is a hardworking advocate and all of us in northeast Iowa can benefit.

Join me in voting for Heikes for Iowa Senate.

Leslie Sand

Decorah

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