Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


September 27, 2012

J-E holds candidate forum

Knoxville —  

The Knoxville Journal-Express held its forum for the candidates for Iowa House District 28 and Senate District 14. House candidates Megan Suhr and Greg Heartsill and Senate candidates Amy Sinclair and Dick Schrad participated.
"We need more people to have a say in government," Schrad said during his opening statement. "Tearing down government isn't the answer though. I believe in fully funding early child literacy and ensuring education."
Suhr commented that she is concerned with issues regarding small businesses.
"No one was standing up for our district (in the past)," Suhr said. "After observing the last several years at the State Capitol I am aware of many issues and have relationships on both sides of the isle. I feel that is a great advantage for our district. I am also for funding education - out schools need help."
Heartsill reflected on his past experiences running on a business during his opening comments.
"A appreciate the needs of small businesses," Heartsill said. "I keep hearing out state government is broken. I think they have forgotten who's the boss - the people. I want to be someone who works and helps grow the Iowa economy. I don't have all the answers, but I am told that I am a hard worker and listen well."
Sinclair commented that she wants to be a voice for the district.
"I want to be a voice for our family and yours," she said. "Iowa families are stronger when the economy is vibrant. The tax structure (currently) is inhibiting business. My convictions will make Iowa stronger and is why I am the best option for senate."
Road repair funding issues
"The problem I have is many DOT projects are being done in the urban areas," Sinclair said "Adequate funding needs to be discussed and the the taxing structure needs to be looked at."

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