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Heavens Launches Radio Commercials

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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heavensRadio commercials for Jim Heavens, Republican candidate for Iowa Treasurer, started this week. The Dyersville mayor last week made his bid for the position of state treasurer official. He turned in close to 1,500 signatures to the Iowa Secretary of State in filing for his candidacy for treasurer.

Heavens made several campaign stops last week and now is kicking off the electronic portion of the campaign. The ad is 15 seconds in length and emphasizes that he is the „Mayor of the town where the tax rate went DOWN‟. Very few mayors can claim they are lowering the tax rate for their citizens. Heavens can. Under his leadership, residents will not only see their property tax rate of $8.07 remain at that level, but the total tax bill will be lowered for the average tax payer by approximately five percent as a result of a reduction in the city‟s debt obligation. While the tax asking is down, Heavens is proud the town is still able to complete projects necessary for the community. “My experience and qualifications to be state treasurer come not only from administering budgeted amounts, but by working with those figures, and understanding the entire budgeting process. The citizens of Dyersville have certainly benefited from my resolve, and I would like to bring that experience to citizens of the entire state.”

Heavens has a wealth of experience to draw from. In addition to his duties as mayor, he is employed by US Feeds, a division of United Suppliers, Inc as a Staff Nutritionist and manager of the NutriMax product line. He has served as President of the local chamber of commerce board and still serves on several other boards. In April of 2009, he was the guest of the Nigerian Government at an Economic Summit where he presented a session, “Lessons Learned from the Accumulation of Wealth in Agriculture”.

Heavens Radio Ad

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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