Letters to the Editor

Pulkrabek will look out for all

We all know that presidential and state leadership on coronavirus is missing “we are on our own.” The Johnson County Board of Health and Supervisors are appreciated for stepping up to fill the void in mandating a mandatory mask ordinance.

It is times like these when we appreciate elected officials that act in the public’s best interest instead of political or self-interests. Our state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, District 73, repeatedly votes the far-right agenda at the expense of his constituents.

We all realize the opposition to wearing a face mask is really a dog whistle to the right wing contingent of the Republican Party.

If Gov. Kim Reynolds and President Donald Trump were serious about getting the economy going, they would stop the coronavirus from spreading. They do not listen to the CDC, the University of Iowa health recommendations, or implement measures that would at least slow the virus. Instead they implement measures they dreamed up using voodoo scientific methods.

Local control is what is needed since the state cannot be trusted. That is why I am voting for Lonnie Pulkrabek for District 73 Iowa House of Representatives and hope you will too. We need elected officials that are looking out for all of us and not just their party, or the next election.

Joel Wells

Iowa City

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