My name is James West and 20 years ago, Cathy Glasson and I co-chaired the committee that wrote governing documents for SEIU Local 199. Over the years I have seen Cathy make decisions that impact our members and always asked numerous questions before proposing solutions. She always did her homework to understand a problem and construct a solution.

We need a true leader in this state, that is why my choice for Iowa Governor is Cathy Glasson. Cathy was the first to earn the “Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction” for her plans to reduce gun violence. Her campaign prioritizes invigoration and growth for Iowa in Universal Healthcare, a $15 minimum wage, and repealing “right to work” laws that have destroyed unions. She led the way calling for a moratorium on CAFO’s and to clean and protect our environment. Her leadership on these issues has gained national attention and rallied energy in people who aren’t “typical voters” and that’s what we need to win.

All of these values will help bring people to this state. Being true to these values, what people deserve, from the very beginning, has forced other candidates to improve their platforms to coincide. We need a leader for Governor, not a follower, and voting for Cathy on June 5 is how we get one.

Jim West,