Joni Ernst - the best choice for Senate

Wed, October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 am

by Connie Schmett

Many people, men and women, have come from our beautiful State of Iowa to lead in different capacities such as music, theater, politics and business, both big and small. Iowa, a small state in the middle of America, has produced some of the greatest leaders of all time and in 2014 Joni Ernst, a small town farm girl was elected to the United States Senate. Her record has been one of high standards making touch decisions.

Senator Joni Ernst, native of Red Oak, Iowa, has dedicated her life to her state and country, having served in the military for over 23 years and now she’s in the United States Senate. She was elected in November of 2014 as the first woman to serve in a federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. Her life has always been one of service to her community, her state and her country. In Washington, D.C. she served on five (5) different committees including Armed Services, Agriculture, Judiciary and many more. The leadership and her peers in D.C. have faith in her leadership and her decisions.

As a woman, her family always came first as will her religion. Then, came her country serving as a combat veteran in Kuwait and Iraq leading 150 Iowa Army National Guardsmen during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She returned as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.

She now faces re-election to the United States Senate, and she has an opponent. But looking at that opponent, do we want to elect a woman who has taken the majority of her fundraising money from out of state rather than supporting a woman who has proven herself in her home state? And where will Greenfield’s allegiance lie? With Pelosi? This is rather frightening to me.

This piece isn’t written to discredit Senator Ernst’s opponent but to hold high the standards and priorities of our great United States Senator Joni Ernst who has proven herself over and over. I’m proud of her, I’m proud to call her my friend and I will fight to help her win this election and those elections yet to come and I hope you will join me next Tuesday, November 3rd as we cast our ballot for Senator Joni Ernst.