Twenty Eastern Iowa Mayors Announce Support of Bruce Braley PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Monday, 22 October 2012 14:17
Group of Democratic, Republican and independent mayors want Braley back in Congress

WATERLOO, IA -- Citing his work to create jobs, strengthen the rural economy, and keep small town post offices open, a group of twenty eastern Iowa mayors have announced their endorsement of Bruce Braley for re-election to Congress today.  The mayors represent small towns and large cities, and are a mix of Democrats, Republicans, and independents.

Independence Mayor Carl Scharff, a Democrat, said, “Bruce Braley has successfully brought people together in Congress to create jobs.  His ‘Back to Work Act’ cutting taxes for small businesses helped create 100,000 jobs right here in Iowa.  We need Bruce Braley back in Congress.”

Former Brandon Mayor Bob Bearbower, a Republican, said, “When the Postal Service wanted to close our post office, threatening the future of our community, Bruce Braley stepped in and fought for us.  He stood up to bureaucrats in Washington and kept our post office open, protecting our small town economy.”

Mayor Chad Deutch of Evansdale, a registered independent, said, “Bruce Braley grew up in a small town, and he understands the unique challenges we face.  Bruce has fought for Iowa on the big issues, like jobs, healthcare, and the farm bill, but he’s never forgotten where he’s come from either.  He’s always looking out for Iowa, and he’ll keep working for us if he’s re-elected.”

The mayoral endorsements come as momentum behind Braley’s campaign is strengthening.  Yesterday, the Des Moines Register endorsed Braley.  Last week, the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald announced their endorsement.

Today, Braley is launching a “Small Town Values” tour that will take him to communities in nearly every county in the First District over the next five days.  During the tour, Braley will discuss his small town upbringing in Brooklyn, Iowa, and his work to strengthen the rural economy and create jobs.

List of 20 Eastern Iowa Mayors Announcing Support of Bruce Braley

Dick Avenarius, Peosta

Former Mayor Bob Bearbower, Brandon

Buck Clark, Waterloo

Jon Crews, Cedar Falls

Chad Deutsch, Evansdale

Dave Fish, Belle Plaine

Bob Garms, Elkader

Alfred Hochkiss, Lamont

Adam Meyer, St. Olaf

Larry Murphy, Oelwein

Scott Peterson, Mt. Vernon

Dick Quackenbush, Jesup

Sandra Ricklefs, Center Junction

Darrell Rittmer, Sabula

Barb Robinson, Dundee

Jim Roling, St. Donatus

Carl Scharff, Independence

Curtis Thornhill, Onslow

Maurice Welch, Fairbank

Danny Zimmerman, Tama

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