Rural Sibley Farmer Throws Hat In Ring For New District 1 State Representative Chair

Date posted - January 30, 2012

A rural Sibley farmer has thrown his hat in the ring for the newly-formed First District for the Iowa House of Representatives, which includes Lyon, Osceola and most of Dickinson counties.

Kevin Wolfswinkel says that our country and state are at a crossroads, which require principled leadership.<script language=”JavaScript” src=”http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/audio-player.js”></script><br><object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” data=”http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/player.swf” id=”audioplayer1″ height=”24″ width=”220″><br><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/player.swf”><br><param name=”FlashVars” value=”playerID=1&soundFile=http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/Wolfswinkel1.mp3″><br><param name=”quality” value=”high”><br><param name=”menu” value=”false”><br><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”><br></object>

Wolfswinkel says that the only representative who lives in the new district is Jeff Smith from Okoboji, who completed his first term this year.  Wolfswinkel says he looked up some of Smith’s votes, and didn’t like what he saw.<script language=”JavaScript” src=”http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/audio-player.js”></script><br><object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” data=”http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/player.swf” id=”audioplayer1″ height=”24″ width=”220″><br><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/player.swf”><br><param name=”FlashVars” value=”playerID=1&soundFile=http://www.kiwaradio.com/mp3/Wolfswinkel2.mp3″><br><param name=”quality” value=”high”><br><param name=”menu” value=”false”><br><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”><br></object>

Wolfswinkel says Smith pledged to support “constitutional carry”, which means the carrying of concealed firearms is generally not restricted by the law.  He says Smith voted no when it came up for a vote.  The final vote on the budget was of special concern for Wolfswinkel.  He says one issue was holding it up — state funding for abortions at the University of Iowa.  Ultimately, he says Iowa House Republicans should have held their ground, but Smith and many others did not.

Wolfswinkel is a farmer, businessman, church leader, husband and father of two daughters — one in college and one college graduate.  He’s a native of Osceola County.  He says he’s held leadership positions on several boards and has worked with many service organizations including Helping Hand Pregnancy Center and Love INC.

By Scott Van Aartsen News Director

 

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