The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 3, 2012

Candidate’s grandparents give reasons why he should win election

Letter to the Editor

CLINTON — Editor’s Note: This is a letter to the editor written by Gerald Ramig and his wife, Dolores, three days before Jerry died Oct. 19. His wife has submitted it for publication.

We are the proud grandparents of a young man, Andrew Naeve, who is running for the state senate seat in District 49.

We have watched him grow up, study hard, and take bumps on the head in the road that normal school kids do. We watched Andrew go to college, where he got his degree and was co-captain of the basketball team.

We always knew he would become a farmer, and so from a young age, Andrew came to learn and understand the markets, economics, taxes and the costs of running a business. Having the yearning to become a farmer and start a business at such a young age has shaped Andrew. He is a thinker, a good listener, compassionate and has heart.

True, Andrew is young — he has a great wife, Kristin, by his side, and although they have yet to have a family, that has nothing to do with how he will do in the Senate. It is his willingness to listen, learn, do what is right for the people and fight for the needs of this district that will make a difference.

We would appreciate your vote on Nov. 6 for Andrew Naeve, a great role model for the upcoming generations.

Gerald and Dolores Ramig,