Leopold, candidate for governor, coming to Jeff Feb. 20

Rich Leopold

Area voters are invited to meet Rich Leopold, Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, in Jefferson on Monday, Feb. 20. Leopold will speak and answer questions at 7 pm at Greene County Extension and Outreach office, 104 W. Washington St.

Leopold, an ecologist, has experience working at the federal, state, and local levels. He served as director of Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources from 2007 to 2010. He has worked with the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Dickinson County conservation board and is currently director of the Polk County conservation board.

Leopold calls for government that is “candid, transparent, and fair,” and he separates himself from “lobbyists, special interests, and the insiders’ club.”

In a live appearance on Facebook, Leopold argued, “I’m not a politician. I’m actually a doer. I get things done by bringing people together. I’ve been doing this my whole career.”

Leopold claims Iowans value faith, family, and love. He believes Iowans “take care of our own.” In addition to his work in conservation, Leopold has long been interested in people suffering from addiction. He says, “Iowa is changing very rapidly, and Iowans sense it slipping away….Now is the time for us to remember who we are as Iowans.”

Rich Leopold’s visit to Jefferson is sponsored by the Greene County Democrats, and coffee and cookies will be served. For further information, contact Jane Alexander at 515-386-3719.


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