|Jacobs to Run for Iowa’s U.S. Senate Seat in 2014|
|News Releases - Politics & Elections|
|Written by Alissa Ohl|
|Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:51|
Will apply Iowa values, common sense business principles, and real world experience of solving complex problems to dysfunction in Washington
DES MOINES, IOWA – Proven business leader Mark Jacobs today announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for Iowa’s United States Senate seat in 2014. Jacobs will focus on creating jobs and opportunities for all Iowans, the key to solving our nation’s problems.
He explained his decision during an event at Infomax Office Systems, Inc., a Des Moines-based company founded in 1958 and still owned today by members of the Jacobs family:
“What I have taken away from Iowans is this: like me, you are concerned the American Dream is slipping away, and our leaders in Washington are incapable of solving problems,” said Mark Jacobs. “The problem with Washington is not a lack of ideas, but a lack of results. To actually address the dysfunction and serious challenges facing this great nation, Washington needs a leader with serious solutions and a fresh perspective.”
Jacobs cited five priorities for aiding job growth: emphasizing community colleges and vocational schools to close the skills gap, expanding domestic energy production, tackling job killing regulations, implementing a competitive tax policy, and reforming healthcare.
“Iowans deserve someone with conservative principles representing them – someone who understands firsthand what is needed to promote job growth, tackle our nation’s fiscal challenges, and get America moving again in the right direction,” Jacobs said.
With a proven history of consensus and coalition building to achieve successful business outcomes, Jacobs will meld his Iowa values and business acumen to turn around the political dysfunction in Washington.
“I’ve spent the majority of my life in the business world and Iowa values have been at the core of everything I’ve done. They’ve guided me through some tough situations, like helping to bring a company back from the brink of bankruptcy. It is these skills and lessons that will enable me to best represent Iowa and make a positive change in Washington,” he said.
Jacobs’ announcement includes a 26-city tour across Iowa, spanning six days in length. The tour concludes Tuesday, November 26th.
###To learn more about Mark Jacobs, please visit: www.jacobsforiowa.com
Follow Mark on Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarkJocobsIowa
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