Letters to the Editor

Support Kraayenbrink

To the editor: One of the top priorities and time consuming challenges of the Iowa Legislature is to enact a balanced budget as mandated by our State Constitution. The health and human services aspect of the budget is very complex as the Federal Government contributes approximately 2/3 of ...

Re-elect Kraayenbrink

To the editor: We have known Tim and Sally Kraayenbrink for over 35 years. Tim started his education and coaching career at NW Webster in Barnum. He was an excellent teacher and coach for our daughters with high moral values. A quality education for all students in Iowa is a top priority ...

Support Megan Srinivas

To the Editor: I wholeheartedly support Megan Srinivas for Iowa House to represent those of us in the 9th District. I had the privilege of having Megan as a student for eight years while she attended Fort Dodge Middle and High Schools. Even at that young age, Megan represented our schools ...

Elect Ann Meyer for Iowa House

To the editor: We are voting for Ann Meyer in the coming election. She is a phenomenal candidate to be elected to be our representative in the Iowa House of Representative. Her many years of experience as a nurse and an instructor at Iowa Central College are complimentary to her nursing ...

She supports Kate Stucky and Ann Meyer

To the editor: I support Kate Stucky for Webster County Treasurer. We need a fresh view and someone who actually has a degree in finances. She has new ideas to keep Webster County solvent, unlike her opponent Brenda Angstrom who will bring her 25-year-old ideas. Vote Kate Stucky! She is the ...

Get out and vote for Megan Srinivas

To the editor: I recently read RV Clapp’s letter to the editor and find it perplexing that he chose to use an old campaign finance report (which he referred to as “the most recent”), when a newer report is available. I looked up the reports, and while it is true that more people from ...

Latham believes Meyer has what it takes

To the editor: From the day I made a promise to my Uncle Wilbur Latham on my first campaign for Congress, Fort Dodge and Webster County has always been a priority to me. We have all worked together, without regard to party affiliation, on many great success stories. From the ...

Re-elect Reynolds and Kraayenbrink

To the editor: In February of this year the well-respected magazine U.S. News & World Report named Iowa the number one overall state in which to live. The two-year study used 77 metrics across eight categories to come to their conclusion. Another study concluded Iowa was one of the very ...

Former sheriff says he’ll vote for Ann Meyer

To the editor: In the time I have gotten to know Ann Meyer I realize that she has the drive and desire to work in the State House across the aisle to help increase mental health services which we desperately need. Ann also has extensive experience in the health care field and wants to ...

Clark Fletcher supports Megan Srinivas

To the editor: I want to encourage all voters of Iowa House District 9 to consider Megan Srinivas for our next representative. When Megan announced her candidacy I was encouraged and excited. She is a remarkable Fort Dodger who has been involved with community service since her early ...

O’Brien, Thompson offer change in direction

To the editor: There is no question that the upcoming midterm elections are critical in determining the course of events in this nation and in our state. Local decisions across the state and country impact the overall direction of state and national policy. In our local area we find a clear ...

This voter supports Ann Meyer

To the editor: I first met Ann Meyer 18 years ago when she and her family located to Fort Dodge. Ann immediately impressed me with her personable demeanor, professionalism and work ethic. I have been a witness to her dedication to our community and have seen first-hand, her actions to support ...

Vote for Megan Srinivas for Iowa House

To the editor: Every couple of years, The Messenger or its parent company Ogden Newspapers puts on full display their political leanings and they did not disappoint with their endorsement of Ann Meyer in Tuesday’s paper. Based on their crack analysis, Meyer is ideally qualified to serve ...

John O’Brien will listen to everyone

To the editor: My name is Nathan Conrad and I am union president of the Fort Dodge Firefighters Local 0622. I am expressing my support for John O’Brien for Iowa’s District 5 State Senate seat. My first experience with John was watching my daughters play middle school sports where he ...

Miller says she will vote for Megan Srinivas

To the editor: As most of you here in House District 9 know, I will not be seeking re-election to the seat in the Iowa House of Representatives that I have held for the past 16 years. Many have asked me who my choice would be and so, here goes. My choice is Megan Srinivas and the reasons are ...

Megan Srinivas has plan for mental health care

To the editor: As the chair of the Webster County Democrats, I have seen many good people run for office. We are proud of the strong tradition we have in this community for providing quality candidates for offices at both levels of government. This year one of our candidates has gained a ...

Let’s put a doctor in the House — Dr. Srinivas

To the editor: Twenty years ago I returned to my hometown, Fort Dodge, and re-engaged in community activities and leadership. I have never ever regretted coming home. Today we have another former Fort Dodger who has returned to her hometown: Dr. Megan Srinivas. Following her graduation from ...

Mike Naig for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

To the editor: Iowa runs on agriculture, and our current Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is the leader we need to help keep the future of Iowa agriculture bright. Agriculture is very important to our state. Our farms are what help our rural communities prosper. We need a leader with the ...

Ann Meyer is her choice for state representative

To the Editor: I am supporting Ann Meyer for State Representative in the upcoming election. I have known the Meyers for many years. Dr Jim Meyer has cared for me and my family, and Ann is a nurse and a nurse instructor at Iowa Central Community College. I am also a nurse and was an instructor ...

He will vote for Ann Meyer

To the editor: I would like to encourage you all to vote for Ann Meyer this upcoming November 6th to represent you and I in the Iowa State House. The 9th House District of Iowa has long been represented by passionate, hard-working and dedicated individuals that resonate with the character of ...