Posted on July 14, 2014
Friends, here is the text of a release we sent this week, to make sure folks around the district are keeping up to date on all the support we're getting from people like you.
Deichmann accepts Hatch endorsement, shares listening tour results
For immediate release
July 14, 2014
WINTERSET – Pam Deichmann, Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 13, received the endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch, and shared her plan for winning Independent voters and meeting constituents at a widely attended fundraiser on Sunday.
Gubernatorial candidate and State Senator Jack Hatch announced his support for Deichmann and discussed the important role of the Iowa Legislature at the event, held at his home in Winterset.
“I have known Pam for many years and have been continually impressed by her dedication and professionalism," Hatch said. "I know Pam's experience in public service will make her a knowledgeable and effective State Senator as we work to provide Iowa new leadership and a fresh start."
Hatch’s name is added to Deichmann’s growing list of endorsements, including the Iowa Federation of Labor (IFL, AFL-CIO), AFSCME Iowa Council 61, the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), and several others.
Deichmann addressed the crowd Sunday, stating that her listening tour included every community the district, which includes Warren and Madison counties. She reported that her conversation with voters had confirmed support for living wage protections, equal pay for women, clean water, soil conservation, classroom funding, small business programs, and local infrastructure.
“I also learned that voters in our communities are tired of having a state senator who doesn’t look out for them,” Deichmann said of current State Senator Julian Garrett, who has held the seat for only one legislative year. “People feel like he is too busy defending the Branstad administration, and not paying enough attention to what’s best for the district. I’ll tell you, though: it’s a tough job, but I’m up for it.”
The fundraiser drew dozens of voters and volunteers from Dallas, Madison, Polk and Warren counties. Among those in attendance were Hatch and his wife, Sonja; and Monica Vernon, the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, and her husband, Bill.
To learn more about Deichmann, go to www.pamdeichmann.com.