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May 24th, 2010

Washington County Pork Producers Regard Gettemy as a “Friend to Agribusiness”

Rob Gettemy announces endorsement of Rob and Char Brenneman and Family of Washington County

Marion, IA, May 23, 2010 Rob and Char Brenneman along with members of their family in the Brenneman Pork operation of Washington County have endorsed Rob Gettemy for the Republican nomination for Congress in Iowa’s Second District.

The Brennemans issued this statement:

“Rob and Char Brenneman and our family are proud to endorse Rob Gettemy for Congress. We believe in Rob’s small business and entrepreneurial background and trust his understanding of how small businesses drive our economy both nationally and locally. Rob Gettemy is a friend of all business not just agribusiness. We also believe that with his experience as a business owner he understands government must be run like a business.”

Rob & Char Brenneman and family are pork producers in Washington County, Iowa, raising over 400,000 hogs annually in addition to farming 2,800 acres. Their family includes son Tim and his wife Erin; daughters Jenna and husband Tyler, Amy and husband Kyle, and daughter, Cari. All of the Brenneman children play essential roles in the family business. The Brenneman Pork operation has a huge impact on the local economy, by providing several young families with various employment opportunities, including: contracting, facilities management, commodity and livestock transportation, laborers, construction, and maintenance workers. “We are proud to be a part the Washington County community”, added Char Brenneman.

Gettemy responded to the endorsement with this statement:

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Brennemans in this campaign. I was able to spend a day with them last week and met their family and many of their associates. Agribusiness is vital to the Iowa economy. The Brennemans are a perfect example of how small businesses impact the local economy with job creation through the private sector. Iowa agriculture not only feeds the world, but local economies as well.”

Rob Gettemy, Republican nominee for Congress in Iowa’s Second District is an entrepreneur having started three businesses, one of which he still owns, after a successful career as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Parsons Technology. He recently completed the spring semester teaching entrepreneurship at the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa.

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