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New Direction for House District 73

Woman Writing Letter

I will vote for Lonny Pulkrabek as state representative for House District 73. You should too. My reasons are simple.

I worked on Pulkrabek’s first campaign for Johnson County Sheriff. I’ve gotten to know him over the years and he is a decent human being and a highly competent sheriff.

Pulkrabek had to deal with the failure of a bond referendum to build a new jail. He didn’t complain, he adjusted his plans and moved forward with other improvements. This demonstrated a type of flexibility we need in the state house.

As the incumbent frequently mentions, a majority of the votes in the House of Representatives are bi-partisan. Those aren’t the ones that worry me. What I’m concerned about is the direction the Republican Party of Iowa wants to take us regarding the coronavirus pandemic, re-opening the schools, a woman’s right to choose, water quality, funding the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and more.

While Lonny Pulkrabek and his opponent are both decent people, Republicans have had their chance. It’s time for a Democrat to represent this district and create a new direction for Iowa.

I encourage you to vote for Lonny Pulkrabek on or before Nov. 3.

~ Submitted to the editor of the Solon Economist on July 17, 2020