District 42

Three Vying for Nod in District 42
9:56 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Education Top Priority for Senate Candidates

The three candidates for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 42nd Senate District say they will make education a top priority.

Bob Morawitz of Fort Madison, Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant and Donna Amandus of Fort Madison each say improvements to the education system equate to economic development.

Morawitz says the key is improving the workforce, adding “we have a lot of people who do not have the skills and need the training.”

He says that starts with focusing on adult education, especially as industrial jobs become more technology-based.

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Job Creation
9:55 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Iowa Senate 42 – Republican Primary

The two men seeking the Republican nomination in Iowa’s 42nd Senate District have different ideas for creating and retaining jobs.

Larry Kruse of rural Donnellson says he is running for the state legislature to add and retain jobs.  He says that is the biggest challenge facing the district, which includes all of Lee and Henry Counties and portions of Jefferson and Washington Counties.

“We need good, high quality jobs for the citizens of Lee County and southeast Iowa,” says Kruse.

He says Iowa must also become more business-friendly through common sense regulations.

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