Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 21, 2012

Sinclair picks up endorsements


Knoxville — Republican Iowa Senate District 14 Candidate Amy Sinclair has picked up two endorsements, from Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Industry PAC.

Releases on the endorsements are below.


Iowa State Senate candidate Amy Sinclair has been named a “Friend of Iowa Business” by the Iowa Industry PAC, the political action committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.  Sinclair, a Republican, is seeking election to the Iowa Senate in District 14 that includes Wayne, Decatur, Clarke, Lucas, Marion and portions of Jasper counties.

The Iowa Industry PAC evaluates candidates based on their support for a competitive business climate with a focus on creating Iowa jobs.  Criteria used to make the designations include the candidates’ positions on issues based on questionnaire responses, interviews and their approach to general business community concerns.

“Amy has demonstrated that she will be an advocate for improving Iowa’s business climate so that employers can create more jobs and grow the economy,” said Michael Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. “ABI looks forward to working with Amy to produce legislation that everyone can get behind: more economic stability for Iowa.”

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) is comprised of over 1,400 companies that employ more than 310,000 Iowans. As "The Voice of Iowa Business Since 1903," ABI serves as the Iowa State Chamber of Commerce and works to enhance the Iowa business climate to foster growth and prosperity for all Iowans.

The Iowa Industry PAC is non-partisan and endorses both Republican and Democratic candidates for legislative offices. The committee encourages voters to consider the endorsements when evaluating which candidates will focus on economic issues and help bring jobs to Iowa when voting this November.

Iowans for Tax Relief PAC has endorsed Amy Sinclair of Allerton for State Senator.   

Lindsay McQuarry, Policy Director for Iowans for Tax Relief, said today, “Amy Sinclair is the pro-taxpayer and pro-growth candidate in Senate District 14.  She understands the great need for economic development and more good jobs in our rural areas and towns, and that agriculture is the backbone of Iowa’s economy.”   

McQuarry continued, “Amy knows high tax rates are hurting Iowa’s families, businesses, and economy.  She is a passionate advocate for local control and limited government.  Amy will work hard to help our state control its spending and balance its budget.”

David Stanley, Chairman, and Rob Solt, President of Iowans for Tax Relief praised Sinclair for “her dedication to protect Iowa’s taxpayers and her strong support for Iowa constitutional amendments to limit state government spending and give the people the right to vote on tax increases.”  

Amy Sinclair is a candidate for the Iowa Senate in the November 6 election.   Amy is a wife and mother of three boys.  She has lived in the district for over 17 years.   Amy has been elected twice to the Wayne County Board of Supervisors and is now serving in that role.

Iowans for Tax Relief PAC has worked to protect and defend Iowa taxpayers for 28 years.  It is the political action arm of Iowans for Tax Relief.  You can learn more about Iowans for Tax Relief at