Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More Mapchanging:

So when I came back from lunch, I discovered that both Iowa Progress and Political Forecast have picked up on Mark Warner's new Mapchangers contest, and both have endorsed candidates. Let me tell you who I voted for and why.

I have the utmost respect for several candidates across the state, but the legislative candidate I've devoted the most time and effort to is Elesha Gayman. Elesha is bright, energetic, talented and motivated, and most importantly, she's a true progressive: exactly what we need in the statehouse. I just spent the weekend over in Davenport where I attended a debate between Elesha and her opponent, a fundraising event, and knocked doors with her. I'm more convinced than ever that she can and should win, perhaps more than any other candidate I've met.

Click here to cast your vote.

KL

4 comments:

Mark Nolte said...

When are you going to come and doorknock with me Kyle?

She is a great candidate and I hope to have the opportunity to serve our state with her.

The Real Sporer said...

That young lady has a tough race my friend. Good to see some young faces in the crowd though.

What does she want to do to encourage economic development in Iowa, which I view as problem one in reversing the decline in our state's situation. We are getting older, less diverse, smaller, poorer and more dependent on government.

Elesha said...

Please check out my website (www.eleshagayman.com)! I appreciate your comments and have lots of ideas to grow the economy. First we need a comprehensive plan that deals with not only new and better quality jobs but also with the problems employers are facing with healthcare and having a trained workforce ready (which means keeping are colleged educated kids here). I believe we should leverage the need to create affordable healthcare as one of the strongest tools we can use to promote economic growth and attract new jobs. In addition we need to encourage the growth of small business by offering the same incentives we do to large corporations. I have plenty of specific ideas of my own as well as things that are working in other states and I would welcome anyone to contact me anytime to discuss these at greater length. But I will be kind to Kyle's fans and try not to be too detailed here. : ) Thanks for all of your support!

Elesha said...

Please check out my website (www.eleshagayman.com)! I appreciate your comments and have lots of ideas to grow the economy. First we need a comprehensive plan that deals with not only new and better quality jobs but also with the problems employers are facing with healthcare and having a trained workforce ready (which means keeping are colleged educated kids here). I believe we should leverage the need to create affordable healthcare as one of the strongest tools we can use to promote economic growth and attract new jobs. In addition we need to encourage the growth of small business by offering the same incentives we do to large corporations. I have plenty of specific ideas of my own as well as things that are working in other states and I would welcome anyone to contact me anytime to discuss these at greater length. But I will be kind to Kyle's fans and try not to be too detailed here. : ) Thanks for all of your support!