To the editor:
Helen Miller made one promise when she ran for the office of state representative the first time. That was that all of Iowa would know that the 49th House District, this district, was in the Iowa House. Well she made good on that promise. Eyes from the governor's office and across the state are on this district because of the economic development activities, the job creation, and the growth in quality of life venues.
She supported the Ag Park from the beginning, she worked and got additional funding for Highway 20, she listened to and helped get what was needed to create the Gypsum City Off Highway Vehicle Park, she listened and got funding for the fuel quality testing lab at Iowa Central Community College which led the pulling down of funds to build the Bioscience Health Sciences Building on the Iowa Central Community College campus, she brought positive attention to area through the annual Artful Dodger Project and statewide recognition as an inductee into the African American Hall of Fame this year.
Though not raised on a farm, she has attained the position of ranking member on Iowa House Agriculture Committee. She has worked her heart out on agricultural issues forming the Urban Ag Academy to make sure state legislators across the country are aware of the importance of rural concerns and issues. The Urban Ag Academy has hosted two conferences in the last year - one for Iowa state legislators and the second a national conference bringing in state legislators to Iowa from as far away as the Virgin Islands.
It just makes good common sense to return Helen to the Iowa House as our representative. Join me and many others who have voted for and will be voting for Helen on Tuesday.