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Says Meyer is the right choice for House District 9

To the editor:

Over the last few election cycles, it seems to have been the exception rather than the rule that I have cast a ballot truly in support of a candidate. Quite the contrary, it often plays out that I am voting for the “least worst” or the “lesser of two evils.”

I am writing today in support of Ann Meyer to continue to serve as our representative for House District 9. In today’s hyper-politicized climate, most people that I talk to long for the days of government officials that can get along and actually move legislation that improves the lives and communities they represent. Unfortunately, what they get is just partisanship and gridlock from their elected officials.

In her first term, Ann has been the representative so many of us want. Regardless of the political propaganda you get daily in your mailbox, which is full of half-truths, I will say with 100% confidence that any vote Ann cast or legislation she shaped had more to do with benefiting her district than towing a party line.

Most first term representatives are just taking it all in, but not Ann. In her first term, Ann managed a bill to expand mental health services to students in our state via telehealth to improve access. She introduced legislation that allowed Webster County to leave the region we were otherwise handcuffed to for mental health services without sacrificing your tax dollars in the reserve.

It’s easy to pick and parcel out pieces of legislation that an incumbent voted for or against and put it on a slick mailer when you don’t have a record to run on. I am asking House District 9 voters not to fall for that “half-truth” messaging. If you want someone in the state House to represent everyone in our district, there is only one choice and I ask you to join me in supporting Ann Meyer.

Dave Jones

Fort Dodge

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