As a retired corporate executive, a former entrepreneur and currently, a Big Ten university instructor, I both recognize and value hard work and clear purpose. Ten years ago, I was a candidate for office, and ran against Mariannette Miller-Meeks. She was my opponent, and I wanted to beat her. But, through that interaction, I came to have great respect for her. This respect grew for two primary reasons. First, I have never witnessed someone who worked harder, night and day to meet her objectives. She is tenacious but gracious. Second, her focus was incredible. While being very mindful of what is going on around her, she never loses sight of the goal.
In a time when most politicians will tell you they are fighting for this group or that group, I know Mariannette will fight for all Iowans. She will make you proud to say you voted for her, because Mariannette will be a great representative for all Iowans.