Friends, as you know, I will not be returning to the Iowa Capitol in January, and I will truly miss being your senator.
It has been my absolute honor to work with all of you and for all of you over the last six years. I have enjoyed every meeting, every conversation, and every project and effort that I have had the privilege in which to engage. Talking to constituents on their doorsteps, at legislative forums and in every other capacity has truly made me a better person, and I thank you for every moment that we shared together.
I am going to miss my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Our shared purpose in representing the State of Iowa and working every day to make Iowa stronger created bonds of friendship and duty that I will always treasure.
I will also miss the opportunity to work with the leaders in both Scott and Clinton counties who are so dedicated in their efforts to make our communities stronger.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you as your state senator. I tried every day to do justice to the trust you put in me to represent your interests in Des Moines. I do not know what the future holds for me, but this experience has only made me more determined to do what I can to make my community and the world a better place.
You can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for everything, and best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!
Rita Hart, first elected in 2012, has served as the Iowa State Senator representing Senate District 49, which includes Clinton County, as well as the northern and eastern parts of Scott County.