Letters to the Editor

Zach Wahls will be effective legislator

The choice in the Democratic primary for Senate District 37 on June 5 is not an easy one. We have strong candidates, with numerous varied strengths. I am writing to express my support for Zach Wahls.

Zach’s passion, intelligence and dedication to issues such as mental health, social justice and supporting children and families with disabilities are, frankly, inspiring. I hope, before deciding how to cast your vote, you take an opportunity to meet Zach and discuss issues important to you.

Zach is an inspirational leader with a broad knowledge base and a passion for intelligent and effective governance. He meets people where they are and actively listens to understand different perspectives.

These qualities will help make Zach not just an inspirational leader, but an effective legislator. We need effective government in Des Moines.

I believe Zach, much like retiring Sen. Bob Dvorsky, will be able to reach across the aisle and find common ground with Republicans to move forward on issues affecting all Iowans.

Zach will fight to ensure access to health care, including mental health care (especially in rural parts of the state), as well as funding for our K-12 schools, regents institutions and community colleges.

He will work to restore the rights of workers and will strive, with leaders of all stripes, to find solutions for intelligent gun safety laws. Please consider voting for Zach.

J.P. Claussen

Coralville

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