Fighting for Rural and Small Town Economies

Growing up on a farm in the small town of Sigourney, I came to appreciate the innate sense of community. Knowing everyone by name and caring for each other during our most troubling times is what I love most about our small towns. But in the past few decades, our rural communities have been left behind by legislators in Des Moines. When elected to the State House, I’ll fight for our small towns and get us what we need.

Jobs & the Economy

To revitalize our rural economy, it starts with the creation of new job opportunities and the expansion of services to assist those who need it to provide for their families. In the state legislature, I’ll work to get this done by pushing for policies like:

  • Providing access to quality child care services

  • Expanded job training and apprenticeship programs

  • Investing in local small businesses in rural communities

  • Providing relief to family farmers to help them in their time of need

Infrastructure

Not only are rural communities in need of greater economic prospects, but we also need to be doing so much more around improving and expanding the quality of our infrastructure which we depend on to get by in our day-to-day lives. When I get to Des Moines, I’ll fight for our rural communities by advocating for policies like:

 

  • Prioritizing fixing our roads

  • Expanding access to high-speed, broadband Internet

  • Researching methods to modernize our current infrastructure

 

In a very rural state like Iowa where agriculture is the lifeblood of our economy, the state government needs to do much more to help our rural communities. As someone who was born and raised in a rural town, you can count on me to fight for districts like HD82 and make their revitalization a priority in Des Moines. 

 

Phil

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