Friday, February 01, 2008

Is He a D or an R?

Read over the following news release. Unless you happen to know the Mayor, can you even tell to which political party he belongs?

Windsor Heights Mayor Announces Run for District 59 Representative

Windsor Heights, Iowa – Windsor Heights Mayor Jerry Sullivan today launched his bid for State Representative in House District 59, which includes Windsor Heights, Clive, and part of West Des Moines.

“As Mayor, I have balanced six straight budgets and I will bring fiscal responsibility with me to the Iowa House. As a father and grandfather, I know many middle class families are struggling to make ends meet and I will focus my efforts on strengthening and expanding Iowa’s middle class,” said Sullivan.

In addition to serving as Mayor, Sullivan has been on the Windsor Heights City Council and served as a Vice Chair of the Metro Waste Authority and the Metro Advisory County. He is also a board member of the Metro Planning Organization and Convention and Visitors Bureau. A former small business owner, Sullivan also formed the first chamber of commerce in Windsor Heights.

“With 38 years of business experience in our community, I understand how critical it is to keep our talented young people here. We need to improve the quality of life, keep education affordable, and create good-paying jobs by fostering an environment where small business can thrive. These are the steps we need to take to keep our children and grandchildren in Iowa,” added Sullivan.

Sullivan and his wife, Christy, have been married for 35 years and have three children and two grandchildren. He served in the US Army Reserves and is currently a Senior Financial Representative at Principal Financial Group. He is also a member of the Windsor Heights Lions Club and St. Theresa’s Church.

“My experience in both business and government has prepared me well to make a difference at the Statehouse. We must work together across party lines and listen to Iowans, not special interests, to make our state a better place to live,” concluded Sullivan.

Rep. Dan Clute of Clive currently holds the seat but announced last year that he will not seek re-election this fall.

I can't say I know Jerry Sullivan well enough to tell his political affilation. One thing that helped was the return email address on the message. The person's address ended with So I assume...

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