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May 22nd, 2012

Sweeney Scores Endorsements from Iverson, Greiner

Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) secured the backing of two more prominent GOP legislators in advance of her primary showdown with Representative Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford). State Senator Sandy Greiner (R-Keota) and State Representative Stew Iverson (R-Clarion) announced their support for Sweeney:

Below is the Sweeney campaign’s announcement of announcement Iverson’s support, followed by Greiner’s:

ALDEN, IA – Today, the Sweeney for State House campaign announced the support of State Representative Stewart Iverson (R-Clarion). Iverson is a longtime Republican leader who previously represented parts of House District 50.

Rep. Iverson stated, “During my time in the legislature I have seen legislators come and go, but there is something special about Annette Sweeney. She represents the heart and soul of this district. Not only is she a farmer, she’s a mother, a teacher and a businesswoman.”

Iverson continued, “As Agriculture Chair, Annette is positioned to fight to preserve the family farm and protect agriculture from burdensome regulations. There are 7,000 agriculture related jobs in this district, and I’m confident there is no better person to fight for these jobs than Annette. I am proud to put my support behind Annette Sweeney for State House.”

Greiner’s Endorsement of Sweeney

On Tuesday, June 5th, the people of House District 50 have a clear choice when they vote to re-elect Conservative Republican Annette Sweeney to the Iowa Statehouse.

I am a former member of the Iowa House and current member of the Iowa Senate.  I am also a 5th generation family farmer, wife, mother, grandmother and conservative.  I had the honor of meeting Annette Sweeney in 2008. As you can imagine with similar backgrounds we became great friends, and over the past 4 years Annette has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for Iowa agriculture.

I have worked in public policy and politics for the last 30 years, the last 20 years from the inside.  I have seen legislators with an assortment of styles come and go.  And I can tell you that Annette Sweeney is an uncommon legislator – she stands out because she instinctively knows how to represent her district without making a dozen phone calls around her district to see how she should vote.   Annette is a natural leader.  Her leadership was recognized when she was appointed to Chair the House Agriculture Committee.

As Chair, Annette has used her position to strengthen family farms in Iowa. Just this year, Annette led the fight to protect family farms to make sure people applying for jobs are real people and not PETA activists. Annette’s bill was called the Ag Protection Act, which passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support and Governor Branstad signed into law.

When Annette isn’t busy representing her constituents, you can find her singing in the church choir, announcing at a cattle show, delivering cookies to farmers at the elevator or out doing chores.  Annette is an outstanding person who never stops working. And that work ethic is the reason she is quite simply an outstanding legislator.

Annette exemplifies the qualities Iowans expect in their elected officials. Frankly, we could use more people like Annette in the legislature.

I am proud to call her my friend, and I ask you to Vote to re-elect Annette Sweeney to the Iowa Statehouse on June 5th.

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