'Meet Your Candidate' brings key state legislators to Sigourney

State Senator Nate Boulton speakers with attendees from Keokuk and Washington County during a "Meet Your Candidate" evening hosted by the Keokuk County Democratic Central Committee. Boulton announced his run for Governor last month.  

            Members of the Keokuk County Democratic Central Committee hosted state Senators Rob Hogg, Kevin Kinney and Nate Boulton to discuss the upcoming 2018 election as part of a “Meet Your Candidate” evening on Wednesday, May 31 at the Sigourney Library.

            This event, hosted by acting Chairman Tanner Halleran of Sigourney, allowed a room full of Keokuk and Washington County constituents to hear from each of the state legislators, but especially from Boulton, who last month announced his candidacy for Iowa Governor against Kim Reynolds as former Governor Terry Branstad was nominated and ultimately chosen as Ambassador to China for the Trump Administration. Halleran serves on Boulton’s steering committee, which guides the direction of the campaign and where it goes, including the southeast Iowa area where Boulton grew up in Columbus Junction. Boulton hopes to bring a message that will resonate against the issues present in the area to gain ground in a portion of the state that has recently voted Republican.

            “I believe one of the key things about winning in rural Iowa in this campaign is going to be, first of all, outreach in rural Iowa,” Boulton said. “Visiting communities-like Sigourney-and actually talking to people about their concerns about the future of our state, and also offering plans that I think will help rural Iowa and mid-size communities succeed: investing in rural Iowa infrastructure, partnering with local communities to make sure we’re taking care of critical needs, adequate funding for our school system and being able to recruit quality teachers in rural Iowa where we’re seeing a harder time new teachers to come into communities.”

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