Sheldon, Iowa — United States Senator Joni Ernst was in Sheldon Friday morning as part of her 99 County Tour. She says she uses all of her “work breaks”, or Senate recess periods, to visit the counties around the state. Ernst indicated that she intends to visit each of Iowa’s 99 counties each year during her Senate tenure.
Ernst’s visit to Sheldon included a tour of the facilities at Village Northwest Unlimited, and she said she was very impressed by the facility.
She said she was especially impressed with the way the Village integrates into the Sheldon community, and the level of community support shown.
Ernst says she’s been to Sheldon many times as Battalion Commander for the Iowa National Guard, and that the 2168th Transportation Company, located in Sheldon, is near and dear to her heart.
Ernst says she’s been pleasantly surprised by the number of Iowans who take the time to come to the nation’s capitol to sit down with her.
When asked about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General, Senator Ernst said she has “real issues” with Lynch’s confirmation.
Senator Ernst started her day Friday with a tour of Little Sioux Corn Processors in Cherokee County, then on to Sheldon for her O’Brien County stop, before heading for a visit to the Crittenton Center Children’s Shelter in Woodbury County. As of Friday, the Senator says she’s past the halfway point of her 99 County Tour for 2015.