For the past decade, Helen Miller has served as a strong voice for north central Iowa in Des Moines.
Through her work in the Iowa House of Representatives, Miller has helped advance a number of worthy projects, including long-standing efforts to complete the U.S. Highway 20 expressway and provide funding for the biofuel testing lab at Iowa Central Community College.
In recognition of these efforts, Miller has been endorsed by the Iowa Industry PAC, the political action committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.
Michael Ralston, the president of the association, said in a written statement that Miller has demonstrated a commitment to improve Iowa's business climate so that employers can create more jobs and grow the economy.
Miller is also among the few members of her party endorsed by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee.
Miller, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, convened the National Urban Ag Academy in July, during which state legislators representing non-farming areas throughout the United States gathered in Des Moines to learn about agricultural issues.
At present, Fort Dodge and its environs stand to reap tremendous benefit from economic development, in particular the North Central Ag Industrial Park.
Keeping an experienced legislator in Des Moines to advocate for the region will help continue such development.
Time and again, Miller has proven herself willing to make reasoned, researched decisions - even if doing so finds her disagreeing with members of her own party. Rather than rely on platitudes and empty rhetoric employing sound bites and buzz phrases, Miller stands on a record of positive accomplishment.
We encourage the voters of House District 9 to return Helen Miller to the statehouse to continue this mission.