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On the Stump • Politics 2018

September 14, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Former District 71 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) wrapped up his career as a law enforcement officer on Sept. 10:

He posted to social media: "Monday Sept 10, will be my final work day as a law enforcement officer. It has been a honor and privilege to have worked and learned from other great officers. I will miss all my co workers including office staff, jailers, dispatchers, and the many LE contacts."

Sodders is the Democratic candidate for Marshall County auditor / recorder in the Nov. 6 General Election.

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He served two terms in the Iowa Legislature representing Tama, Marshall and a portion of Black Hawk counties.

Reynolds, Hubbell to hold three TV debates: Des Moines - Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic candidate Fred Hubbell have agreed to three gubernatorial debates. The debates will feature the Democratic and Republican nominees in Des Moines, Sioux City, and Davenport.

The campaigns have accepted invitations from hosts for the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, October 10- 7-8 p.m.- in Des Moines- KCCI and the Des Moines Register

Wednesday, October 17 7-8 p.m. in Sioux City- KTIV, KWWL and KTTC

Sunday, October 21 8-9 a.m.- in Davenport- KWQC, KCRG and the Quad City Time

"We look forward to this opportunity to discuss the issues important to Iowans, and appreciate the invitation from the sponsors," said Governor Kim Reynolds and Fred Hubbell in a joint statement. "With this agreement, Iowans across the state will have access to a vigorous debate about the future of Iowa."

Grassley Completes Annual 99 County Meetings For 38th Year-

OSCEOLA -Grassley Press: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today held his 99th county meeting for the 38th year as part of his annual 99 county meetings with an hour-long town meeting Q&A at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.

In 2018, Grassely held a town hall meeting with employees at DEIMCO in Tama.

With the Osceola meeting, Grassley marks the conclusion of another year in his 38-year practice of holding meetings with Iowans in every one of Iowa's 99 counties at least once annually. Grassley has done so every year since he was first elected to serve in the U.S. Senate in 1980. The hallmark of his meetings are the open-topic question-and-answer sessions where Grassley invites and responds to questions and comments on any subject. Grassley's efforts to go to Iowans where they work, study and live sets a standard for representative government. Grassley also makes himself available for 15 minutes after each meeting to answer questions from local news media.

 
 

 

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