It is a true honor to serve the 67th District in the “people’s” house. I told voters I’d approach everything with the ideas that communication, collaboration and creativity are paramount. I look forward to continuing that philosophy working on behalf of my constituents.
I’m a team player. I’ve worked hard to develop good working relationships with members of both parties. Right around 90 percent of the legislation I supported and worked on was bipartisan.
I’m a wife to a small-business owner. We know every time we want to grow and expand, it comes out of our bottom line. I’ve supported reforms that will help train our workforce for 21st century career opportunities, help local businesses grow, and leave more money in the pockets of Iowa taxpayers.
I’m a mom. My sons are both in public school. I know that we’re not done looking at ways to give schools more local control to make education work for our students. I’m proud to have supported increases to education funding, as well as worked toward a long-term solution for the SAVE school infrastructure penny tax, to ensure safe classrooms and accountability for how that money is being spent.
We’re all taxpayers. This year, we passed an updated tax reform package to return dollars to hardworking families and small business owners in a responsible way that still funds our priorities. I also believe transparency and oversight for your tax dollars is of utmost importance. It seems to be missing in much of government, and something I’m fighting for in the number one state in the nation.
I’ve supported additional access and accountability in the health care industry. Our reforms require insurance to cover telemedicine for a number of conditions, including mental health services, expanding access to health care in all areas of the state. Addressing the rising cost of health care for Iowans is one issue I plan to dig in on during the upcoming session. Finding process efficiencies will be key to helping control costs.
I’ve heard from countless constituents as I’ve worked toward finding common sense solutions to problems, listening to their challenges and working on them. I welcome engagement in the process and am happy to continue serving in the 67th seat in the Iowa House.
I am asking for the votes of those in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha and Robins on Nov. 6.
• Ashley Hinson is a Republican candidate in Iowa House District 67.
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